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Descent from Hallett Peak

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0.4 mi 0.6 km
15 ft 5 m
-835 ft -255 m

From the top of the second buttress, hike down the ridge past the big notch the separates the second and first buttresses. At this notch the ridge pinches down and is a bit more narrow. Keep descending the ridge for a couple minutes. When you start to see a bit more vegetation (some bushes and maybe some small juniper trees?), look for an obvious cairn, and just below that you can see the chains at the lip.

Rappel off the chains to another bolted anchor on climbers left on a large block, ~100 feet. Do a second rappel from bolts to the top of the gully. A 70m was nice for this second rappel, but a 60 means you just have to do a little more easy scrambling down. Regardless, a single 60m rope is sufficient. Follow the gully north, then northwest, spotting the occasional cairn along the way.