This is the beautiful left angling crack up the south face of South Six Shooter. It begins as a wide crack with some stemming options (doesn't feel like an offwidth). Then, angle left as it tapers from big hands down to fingers. You can do this as one pitch to a rap anchor after 90 feet. Or take it to the top in two pitches joining the last pitch of the "regular" South Face route to the top and do two single rope rappels with a 60 meter rope back down the route to the ground.
This is the beautiful left angling crack up the south face of South
Six Shooter. Unmistakable. See photo.
Double set of Camalots from .4 to 3. Only one 3 is needed.
Gretty S high on crack. Rick S in lower left of p...
south face crack
Jenny S heading into the crux!
Gretty S higher on crack.
|By Joe Stern|
Feb 22, 2008
There's also a discussion of this variation on the South Face page, including a few photos of the pitch that I posted.
|By J. Nickel|
Mar 4, 2012
I climbed this crack with my friend Ben in about 1993. We started up the off width and left-angling crack for about 30' or so and then lowered off, placing two drilled pins to protect a variation start on a short arete to the left of the off width. I remember the climbing on the variation as interesting and about 5.9 or 5.10. I'm not sure if the pins are still there or not, as I haven't been back since. If the gear is still there, it's worth doing.
|By Matt Hoffmann|
May 14, 2013
Really enjoyed this start. Went up this so we wouldn't have to wait as we had multiple parties and it sounds a lot better than the 5.6 start. Great pro the whole way and a fun finger section.
From: Leavenworth, Washington
3 days ago
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b
Good fingers with a slightly awkward crux. Makes the rest of the route kinda dull.