|Type:||Trad, Alpine, 1 pitch, 80'|
|Original:||YDS: 5.4 French: 4a Ewbanks: 12 UIAA: IV ZA: 10 British: VD 3c [details]|
|FA:||Unknown. 2011 by R. Cort, M. Reece, J. McManamen|
|Submitted By:||Robert Cort on Oct 24, 2011|
|Comments on North Face, Hummingbird Saddle Route||Add Comment|
|Show which comments —
By Marta Reece
From: Las Cruces, NM
Oct 6, 2013
Continuing to the right after avoiding the roof all the way up makes the route about twice as long but not really harder. There is one steep step, but an easy one, and a couple of slab moves, but generally you just follow the obvious ramp. The climbing is a lot cleaner than the bushwhack alternative and the ramp leads directly to the summit proper. I would give this version an extra star.
Rappel: From the summit scramble west just a few feet and then down to the south. Walk around the rocks westward to a rap station slung around a boulder on the ridge line. It's a single rope rappel.