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Quickly Without Asking (Tallac Headwall Direct) T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R
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Elevation: 9,000 ft
GPS: 38.907, -120.097 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Nathan Frankel on Jul 29, 2017
Admins: Aron Quiter, Lurker, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
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This is the large wall coming up from the right arm of the cross. It rises from about 9000 feet to the summit, and has one large ledge system about on pitch bellow the summit that is more of a scramble then a climb. Holds on the faces are usually solid but it is quite chossy in many places so wear a helmet!

Getting There

To get here start at the Camp Shelly Trail Head. Start up the trail for about half a mile until you gain the ridgeline above Fallen Leaf Lake. Cut off the trail here and hike West towards the Summit. Once you reach the bottom of the cross you have two options. You can either climb up the the cross until you hit the middle and then traverse the right arm (35 degree snow), or during late summer months you can stay left of the cross and do a class 3 scramble. You still have to cross the right arm (20 degree snow) but this can make it doable without ice axe and crampons. The approach took us about 3 hours. It can be done quicker by starting from Spring Creak Road, but you really have to know where to look to find the trail.

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