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Routes in South Summit Wall

Be Here Now T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c PG13
Center Thumb T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Da Black and Gold T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Expanding Man T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Free Mexican Air Force T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13
Gardner's Delight , The T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Gold Wall T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Great Escape, The T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Heart of Gold T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Inner Vision T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Left Thumb T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
P-38 T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Right Thumb T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Taivallista T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Elevation: 10,983 ft
GPS: 40.526, -111.756 Google Map · Climbing Map
Page Views: 17,106 total, 104/month
Shared By: Vince Romney on May 20, 2004
Admins: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

Description

This section of the Cirque is beautifully laid out with about 20 routes ascending the many cracks and dihedrals that split this long formation until its' south end where it wraps west into Question Mark Wall. Beginning in the _V_ notch that separates the North Summit and South Summit, a wide variety of difficulty ratings and climbing techniques are available from the 5.4 _Pete's Staircase_, to the 5.10c _Roof Stopper_, as well as a few aid lines up to A2. The most prominent feature along this escarpment is Tom's Thumb, a large pinnacle jutting out from the northern section, which can be easily seen from the valley floor. The granite is good quality and placements are secure. Watch for rock fall along the lower angle routes, as the leader, or even the rope can easily dislodge material onto those below. As with the North Summit wall, hikers are also quite prevalent and I personally experienced an apple core _near miss_ which then actually touched my climbing partner as it hurtled down the face. Wear a helmet.

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Access the South Summit wall routes directly from the meadow via the talus field.

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Classic Climbing Routes at South Summit Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Expanding Man
Trad, Alpine 4 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Center Thumb
Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Gold Wall
Trad, Alpine 4 pitches
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
P-38
Trad, Alpine 3 pitches
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Da Black and Gold
Trad, Alpine
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13
Free Mexican Air Force
Trad, Alpine 4 pitches
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Taivallista
Trad, Alpine 4 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Expanding Man 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Trad, Alpine 4 pitches
Center Thumb 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
Gold Wall 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Alpine 4 pitches
P-38 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad, Alpine 3 pitches
Da Black and Gold 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, Alpine
Free Mexican Air Force 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13 Trad, Alpine 4 pitches
Taivallista 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad, Alpine 4 pitches
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