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Upper East Face

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Upper East Face  


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Elevation: 14,000'
Location: 40.25444, -105.61193 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Leo Paik on Sep 8, 2006
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Description 

This is the area that is somewhat broken above the left side of the Lower East Face. It faces east or northeast depending on exactly where you are.

Some of the better known routes in this less-traveled section include Zumie's Thumb, 5.9; Teeter Totter Pillar, 5.8; and The Window, 5.7 or M6; Kiener's Route, 5.3; Notch Couloir, easy snow. There is probably plenty of room for exploration here.

This area may be approached via a route on the Lower East Face, Lamb's Slide, or Flying Dutchman. Expect nearly a full-day for an adventure here.

Getting There 

Most access this area from the Long's Area trailhead to Chasm Lake 4.5 miles, and then you choose your final bit of approach.

Climbing Season



Weather station 5.6 miles from here

4 Total Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',2],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',1],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Upper East Face:
The Notch Couloir   Mod. Snow     Trad, Snow, Alpine, Grade III   
Kiener's Route   5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a Easy Snow     Trad, Snow, Alpine, Grade II   
The Beaver   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Trad, Alpine, 3000'   
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Featured Route For Upper East Face
Traversing Broadway up to the Notch.  <br /> <br />Climber: Cole Stanley. <br /> <br />Photographer: Scott Moore.

The Notch Couloir Mod. Snow  CO : Alpine Rock : ... : Upper East Face
This is another classic mountaineering/alpine route on Long's. It climbs the cool, windy couloir that splits the East Face from the prominent Notch to Broadway It is a bit more difficult than the Kiener's Route, and requires a larger amount of skills. I think that it is a more asthetic line than Kiener's, though, and is more of an accomplishment to get to the top of.As opposed to Kiener's, which can be climbed in almost any condition, this route needs to b...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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The Upper East Face from near Mill's Glacier.
The Upper East Face from near Mill's Glacier.

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