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Shields-Lunceford T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a A1
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Elevation: 6,792 ft
GPS: 48.585, -116.694 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Earl Lunceford on Jul 13, 2018
Admins: Mike Engle
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Description

The North face of Gunsight is inspiring to look at from the top of chimney. The three old routes seldom see repeats and so the face has been largely shrouded in mystery.
There is rumor of the Roskelly-Castle having been repeated with the leader taking a massive fall and still finishing the route.

From climbers left the face is more dirty and shaded but as you climb to the right of the Oka-Bates route the rock cleans up as it sees more sunlight. The Shields-Lunceford route boasts the the least Chossy of the four North face routes.

Getting There

The best approach technique is to push mountain bikes up the Pack River sided trailhead into Fault Lake. Stash your bikes on the trails right side where a stream with a slabby bottom intersects the trail. Hike up this stream and cache beer in the pool above. Weave through the alder guarded stream bed until you see a ridgeline on the rivers right side. Walk through dense Larch and Lodgepole to gradually gain the Ridge line which ascends to the tarn located below the East Face.
There are scattered cairns built along the way.

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Earl Lunceford
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Earl Lunceford   Riggins, ID
This is the first new route on Gunsights North Face in 40 years. Jul 13, 2018

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