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South West Chute 2 A.K.A. "Bob Burd Staircase"  T 

Northwest Ridge 

YDS: 3rd French: 1- Ewbanks: 1 UIAA: I ZA: 1 British: M 1a

   
Type:  Trad, Alpine, 1000', Grade II
Original:  YDS: 3rd French: 1- Ewbanks: 1 UIAA: I ZA: 1 British: M 1a [details]
FA: Doug Mantle, Barnara Lilley, Diana Dee, Rick May, R.J.Secor - Sept 1972
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Submitted By: Chris Owen on Jul 14, 2007

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Scott Nomi on the summit - main Sierra crest behin...

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Description 

A good day out in the backcountry - travelling through some quite remote terrain to an exposed, but easy, route.

From Lower Sphinx Lake hike up over benches and past lakes 'till beneath the west face of the peak. Climb the chute terminating left of the summit, towards the end traverse right and scramble/climb to the summit.

Descend the route.

Location 

West face

Protection 

Solo 3rd Class


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Rock Climbing Photo: Tony and Scott descending the route.
Tony and Scott descending the route.
Rock Climbing Photo: Tony Tennessee closing in on the summit
Tony Tennessee closing in on the summit

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