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South Face T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Description

Wham is the blocky pinnacle just to the east of Zowie, situated above the Andrews Creek Meadow. The rock doesn't get much traffic, so it has its share of loose rock and lichen. The main ridge of Zowie is south-facing, but the sides of the spire are shady gullies. The summit is a few pitches higher than Zowie, and provides interesting views, particularly on the descent.

To descend, rap off a threaded slings from the summit to the northwest (50m) and carefully pick your way down the talus gully between Wham and Zowie. The descent gully doesn't get much sun, so snow and ice may be encountered even when the route is dry. A second rap (25m?) is required to pass over a gigantic chockstone.
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Getting There

The approach for Wham is the same as for Zowie. Head up the Andrews Creek drainage until you break out of the forest and can see a meadow in the valley to your right. Leave the hiking trail and cross the valley, aiming for the base of Zowie. Several indistinct trails pass through the small forested cliff bands above the meadow. As you approach the base of Zowie, traverse around to the right side to the base of Wham.

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