Aesthetic line, look for a baseball-sized pocket about 7' off the ground and a big horizontal hueco / edge about 4' higher and 2-3' right, and another similar feature 2-3' up and left. Big reaches, big holds. Fun top-out. Best to go for a left hand fingerlock above last good hueco / edge, and then right hand mantle to top out.
|Comments on N Face S Chain
|By Jordan A.|
Dec 25, 2007
I can't quite tell from this description, but this sounds like a climb I recently did, but it definitely wasn't V0. I started at the far left side of the north face (the unchalked line on left of N. Face beta photo) and moved directly up, following a shallow vertical seam. Long reach up to a crimpy rail, left hand sidepull/pinch, then a deadpoint to the good hueco up and left, no mantel needed. Sounds pretty similar but I thoroughly scrubbed many of the dusty and unchalked holds so who knows? Anyway, all the problems on the Chain and Prow rocks are fun, tall lines ideal for warmup laps.