The Western Wing & Alcove Rock Climbing
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|Shared By:||M Sprague on May 8, 2010|
|Admins:||Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey LeCours, Jonathan Steitzer, Robert Hall|
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To the left of the Main Wall, past 2 slabs is an east facing, steep section of cliff approximately 250 feet tall, that angles down the hill. This area is notable for the steep, featured yellow alcove. Around the toe, to the left is a large area (The Western Wing)of mostly undeveloped rock that looks to hold more potential. There are a number of dramatic and steep lines at the Alcove. All the routes here have been explored and put up using some aid, but most look worthy of attempting to free. This is an obvious spot for new-routers looking for quality, but it will require quite a lot of work to do it well, logistically, trundling and cleaning. There is great potential, but this is generally not a good spot for a novice new-router.
To approach the Alcove first get yourself to the Main Wall. Taking the high trail along the ridge above the NE Crags will save you 10-15 min and some up and down. Once at the Main Wall, head left, past the great Arch and near the base of the route House Made of Dawn look for a cairn and trail leading out from the cliff. Almost immediately it splits. Take the left branch (right goes up to the left side of the Main Wall) traversing the hill, angling up between two intervening slabs to reach the upper end of the Alcove. It is about a 10 minute hike from the Main Wall.
Classic Climbing Routes at The Western Wing & Alcove
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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