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N.E. Face / Saddle Rock 

YDS: 5.2 French: 3 Ewbanks: 8 UIAA: II ZA: 8 British: D 2c

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 150'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.2 French: 3 Ewbanks: 8 UIAA: II ZA: 8 British: D 2c [details]
FA: Unknown
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Submitted By: Warren Teissier on Sep 27, 2002

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Description 

This route is way cool in spite of the brushy start.

The route starts on the North East corner of the North summit. To get there hike to the rock and down its West side, past the NW arete and the North face. You are supposed to scramble up the NE face into a gully passing the word JERSEY written in 1 ft letters on their right in order to reach a small tree on a small ledge.

We were not able to find the start as described by Roach (as above). We started too far West, on the North face proper. We went up a scruffy, dirty and insecure gully up to the tree on the left skyline. After reaching it it was clear the corret start was further East (left)...

Once on the tree ledge the fun begins, climb the clean, nicely featured slab for some 50 ft while traverse slightly right. Eventually you will connect with the North ridge. From there it's an easy scramble to the top.


Protection 

Standard Rack, some may choose to solo this route


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By Tony B
From: Around Boulder, CO
18 hours ago
rating: 5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c

To find the start as Roach describes it, go around the NE arete and to the East side - you will go uphill maybe 2o yards and look up and on the East Face. You will see "JERS*" in 18" white letters up on a shelf. You "scramble" up 45 deg dirt and shrubs to a shelf, then further up a 30deg incline rock surface, headed primarily westward onto the slab that faces N/NW and across to the high point at it's base.
From there you change shoes and start anything I'd call climbing.