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Le Gourmet 

YDS: 5.4 French: 4a Ewbanks: 12 UIAA: IV British: VD 3c

   
Type:  Trad, 4 pitches, 285'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.4 French: 4a Ewbanks: 12 UIAA: IV British: VD 3c [details]
FA: Larry Griffin 1965
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Mike leading the blocky last pitch of Le Gourmet

Description 

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)


Location 

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.


Protection 

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.



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On the first pitch of Le Gourmet.
On the first pitch of Le Gourmet.
Start of Le Gourmet.  Ramp leading up left to the right facing corner.
BETA PHOTO: Start of Le Gourmet. Ramp leading up left to the ...
Pat leading up the last pitch of Le Gourmet.
Pat leading up the last pitch of Le Gourmet.
More wet rock! May 6, 2012
More wet rock! May 6, 2012
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