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Carson Purnell on the pitch #2 traverse.
Pitch 1: Climb ramp up and left to the right facing corner and continue up the corner to a ledge. There are bolts just to the left on the ledge below Front C. (70 ft)
Pitch 2:Traverse RIGHT (diagonally up) to an arete and climb the arete up to Old Man's Traverse Ledge. (100 ft, pg-13)
Pitch 3: From the southern end of Old Man's Traverse Ledge climb up to the left side of the Critter Wall to a flake below southern facing chimneys (beginning of Critter Crack).
Pitch 4: Climb the right most chimney to the spectacular top (85ft)
Begin just to climber's left of where the upper West Face Trail meets the rock (left of Traffic Jam Rappel) at a ramp which leads left to a prominent right facing corner.
At the top, look east directly behind you to a chimney which leads down to the summit ledge. The chockstone at the top is slung with a rap ring. Step down into the chimney and then rap or lower or downclimb through this chimney (40 ft) to the east facing summit ledge.
BETA PHOTO: Start of Le Gourmet. Ramp leading up left to the ...
On the first pitch of Le Gourmet.
Old rap station atop the first pitch?
Pat leading up the last pitch of Le Gourmet.
Jon topping out on the final pitch of Le Gourmet.
Mike leading the blocky last pitch of Le Gourmet
More wet rock! May 6, 2012
Eric following the last pitch. Fun mix of chimney ...
Dec 28, 2014
Some poor soul had to ditch a nice #2 omega link cam on pitch 1. I tried to work it out for about 15 minutes with no luck. Go get it!
By Andrew G
Apr 20, 2015
rating: 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
It seems like most parties skip the 2nd pitch in favor of Front C and the 4th pitch in favor of Critter Crack. Can't recommend both alternates (5.6) enough!
From: Cincinnati, OH
Jul 26, 2015
I agree with andrew, much more fun this way. Also pitch 3 confused me and outs kinda a joke
1 day ago
There is a loose basketball sized block on the last pitch about 20 feet from the top out on the flake. It's on the interior flake or the flake just to the left of the main right hand wall. From below it looks like a nice big horn on top of the flake. It moved quite easily when I grabbed it. I moved around it and tested it from above and it seems pretty free. If it released it would be bad news for anyone below, on critter crack, Old Man's ledge and countless routes below. I know not many people climb the last pitch of Le Gourmet (It's actually pretty fun, a great intro to trad lead and has a great top out) so it may not get a lot of hands on it. It might need to be trundled in a controlled manor unless it's somehow locked into that spot.