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|Type: ||Trad, Alpine, 6 pitches, 500 feet, Grade III|
|Consensus: ||5.9+ [details]|
|FA: ||Read the route name|
|Season: ||Spring - Fall|
|Submitted By: ||Karsten on Mar 22, 2006|
Final and Crux pitch. It's actually vertical desp...
This is one of the finest alpine routes you may ever experience. The climbing is sustained, varied, and amazing.
Burgner-Stanley is a direct and obvious route visible from the ground on superb rock with high quality pitches. Pitches 1-2 and 3-4 can be linked into c. 180ft pitches, easily.
P1: Climb either a 5.6/5.7 chimney or a 5.8 wide crack to the left of the chimney to gain low fifth class terrain with trees.
P2: Scramble up to the last tallest tree, facing a knobbed wall with a think crack going up.
P3: Climb the crack and exit right on large knobs until you reach the deep gulley.
P4: Climb the gulley and belay underneath a good ledge below the obvious chockstone. 5.8
P5: Tunnel between the chockstone and climb nice cracks up into a flaring sqeeze chimney. Build a belay atop the chimney and move the belay right to start P6. 5.9
P6: Climb up the left facing corner and summit! 5.9+
Pro to 4" with doubles in .75 -2. Include TCU's.
Walk eastward once on the summit and rappel the north face with slung belay stations. Rappel with either 1 or 2 ropes.
The route goes up the south face of the peak. Traverse the lake until you find the start. Walk off the west face route or rappel the north side of the peak. Also beware of the snafflehounds. They will eat your shoes, gear, etc!!!
A set of doubles to #3 camalots are best but many can go with less. There is little fixed gear on this route or at the top.
Dan Hughes ascends the 3rd pitch cracks.
Leading the great chimney pitch high up Stanley-Bu...
BETA PHOTO: First pitch starting options. 5.7 chimney on the ...
BETA PHOTO: Squeezing through the chockstone
View from the summit block
BETA PHOTO: In the squeeze. Photo by Brad J.
Exiting the squeeze chimney.
Cruising the last pitch.
The final pitch corner.
Cranking up the final pitch. What a great climb!
D. Lucander on the outstanding final pitch corner ...
|Comments on Stanley-Burgner Route
|By Ian Wolfe|
From: Boulder, CO
Apr 17, 2006
The Selected Climbs in the Cascades guidebook calls this route the South Face.
Aug 16, 2006
There are over 10 routes on the south face. Everyone calls it the Stanley Burgner route so it is not confused with other lines like the South Face - Beckey Route, South Face - The Javalin, South Face - The Joust, etc., etc.
Aug 23, 2009
Not that it really matters, but the route is longer than 500ft and isn't PG-13.
|By Wesley Ashwood|
From: Durango, CO
Aug 2, 2010
We did the 5.8 variation and immediately got into a beautiful hand crack which is way more appealing to me than any chimney out there. Linked this pitch with the short 4th class second pitch and belayed at the top of the larch trees. Went up the crack trending right, then up a short slab to a dihedral. I am not sure if this first dihedral you come to is a the standard route but it seemed a little stiffer that 5.8 to me (5.9 I would say). We also linked the 3rd and 4th pitches but I wouldn't suggest this as rope drag was a little much.
Nov 24, 2010
I lead the chimney years go. Not very much fun. Go for the crack start.
|By T. Gittins|
Feb 11, 2011
i agree, not pg-13...crux pitch is well protected and oh-so-splitter
|By Mike McL|
From: South Lake Tahoe, CA
Aug 15, 2011
If leading near your limit a 4 inch piece is very useful on the first 5.8 pitch (the left variation) as well as the final pitch.
From: Stone Ridge, NY
Aug 25, 2012
We broke up the pitches differently than the guidebook and belayed on a good stance just after the chockstone chimney. This let us get cool pictures of the follower and have a better belay for the crux squeeze. I found the squeeze to the be the hardest part of the route - I'll call it 5.9+ because it felt like 5.10b.
Be careful on rappel, there's lots of loose rocks waiting for your rope to knock off. We found shredded rope ends at the bottom - yikes.