North Face Left
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A Chouinard original
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".
The grass class 3 at the dish
Lots of jumbles and route finding
The wild finish to our last pitch
JB in the shade, cold all day.
Shawn leading, somewhere on the upper portion of t...
View from the side of Mitchell Peak.
By Dave Polan
From: Worcester, Massachusetts
Aug 9, 2012
Runout choss pile. Bailed after 2 pitches. Later learned a party earlier that day injured his face with rockfall here.
Sep 16, 2013
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 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.