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Southeast Crack T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Southeast Roof T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

Description

Right-most sector of the main wall of Rush. Faces SW.
Some tall intimidating aretes and faces and corners.

Name: Yvon Chouinard has given us so many kinds of creatively useful equipment (also clothing) for different styles of climbing. Learned to climb at Stoney Point, started making equipment in Ventura, expanded to the whole world. Special contribution to the Eastside: pioneered ice climbing here - (also wrote the seminal English-language textbook on ice-climbing).

. . (previous name "Envers", short for Envers des Aiguilles, is a major region of the Mont Blanc massif. It is the SouthEast side of the ridge of Chamonix needles, the side away from the main Chamonix valley floor (and so not visible from the town of Chamonix). Many many great multi-pitch climbs on featured granite. Many of those are accessed from the Refuge de l'Envers mountain refuge or "hut").

warning: The rock in this sector has not been climbed much yet, and much of the rock is still breakable and loose -- so the belayer and other people should stand far away from underneath the climber.

Getting There

Follow the instructions to reach sector 8 Dostie, then hike/scramble up right about 100 feet on steep dirt grass rocks sagebrush.

--> see Map

--> see Photo overview from W
. . . . close-up of Southeast crack + roof routes

GPS tracks for hiking/scrambling approaches -- view (or download) on
- - > this Map of the Rush crag

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