|Dam - Back Side
Go through the damn tunnel and head left. When you get to the end of the buttress on your left, follow the path up to the left (between the rocks and the old road). Evarete is the second spire/rock.
The route starts on the Northwest corner, you should be able to see some of the bolts that follow the Arete up to the top. The climbing is right on the corner, fun and slightly exposed with a good summit. Rap down to the start from the anchor.
5 bolts to an anchor
Paul Huebner belaying Lenore Sobota over to the an...
View from the top
Gabe on the summit Oct. 07
very fun rappel
Photo By Gabe
Paul Huebner just above the 3rd bolt?
|By Paul Huebner|
From: Portage, WI
Jul 11, 2004
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Evarete has everything you want. Typical Needles runout between the bolts, lots of exposure and a fantastic small summit with a nice hanging belay station. It even provides a free rap half way down the rappel route. My only suggestion besides to have fun is to watch where you put your left leg when you bring your second home to the anchors since if she slips she'll take your left leg out when she goes by. A sixth bolt just below the anchors and on the back side of the arete would eliminate the potential serious collision.
From: Rapid City, SD
Jan 19, 2009
"Go through the damn tunnel and head left." Classic! I don't know why Kevin hates the tunnel so much. Great route.