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Mitchell Peak
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North Face Center (Ecclesiastes) 
North Face Left 

North Face Left 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ British: MVS 4b

Type:  Trad, Alpine, 9 pitches, 1300', Grade III
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7+ French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Fred Beckey, Yvon Chouinard, and Ken Weeks, 1960
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Submitted By: Geoffrey M on Sep 1, 2008
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View from the side of Mitchell Peak.


Start 300 feet left of a low, arching roof system (left of North Face Center), at an ugly, broken, right angling crack system. Climb the crack system to a large ledge, then angle left under a large roof to another large ledge, and cleaner rock. Climb up flakes and ledges to a pretty, but regrettably short right-facing corner, with a tips to fingers crack. Above the corner, trend left to reach a large grassy ledge. From the right end of the ledge, climb up to another large ramp. Follow the ramp to the upper "bowl". Devise an exit to the summit ridge (There is an easy-looking obtuse dihedral on the far left. We followed a weakness just right of that to an interesting, but easy, chimney).

Walk/scramble down southwest to Jackass Pass.


Standard rack to 3".

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Shawn leading, somewhere on the upper portion of the climb.
Shawn leading, somewhere on the upper portion of t...
JB in the shade, cold all day.
JB in the shade, cold all day.
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By Dave Polan
Aug 9, 2012

Runout choss pile. Bailed after 2 pitches. Later learned a party earlier that day injured his face with rockfall here.

By jayci
From: Flagstaff
Sep 16, 2013
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c

I found this not a bad way to reach the top of a fine peak. There is some loose rock, but as I can remember it was avoidable for the most part.