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Elevation: 9,118 ft 2,779 m
GPS: 39.14328, -113.40998
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Shared By: Derek DeBruin on Jun 11, 2021
Admins: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, GRK, D Crane

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Home to the most accessible routes on Notch Peak, the lower wall features a relatively short approach and some of the better rock on the mountain (though all of the routes are Grade IV with varying degrees of commitment). By far the most popular route is "Western Hardman." While the wall faces generally north, the upper portions of the routes may get mid- or late-day sun depending on the season since the mouth of the canyon opens to the west.

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From the west side camping (see the written description or the this photo for info on how to get there), head east up the road toward Sawtooth Canyon which shortly (~5 minutes) terminates in a sandy circle with additional camping at the mouth of the canyon. Head south on the trail along the base of the granite to the mouth of Notch Peak Canyon. Follow the wash upcanyon/east. The walls to the south/right will grow in height to more than 1,000ft around the time that Notch Peak Canyon splits into two forks. Near this split you can find a cairn to the south/right which indicates the approach gully for the base of "Western Hardman" (about 45 minutes to this cairn from the parking/camping). A few more minutes upcanyon to the east is the cairn and approach gully for "Appetite for Destruction." A few minutes beyond that, just after hiking through a band of large rocks in dirt walls, is the cairn and approach gully for "Eastern Softboy." Beyond this the trail steepens as it heads up to the Prow.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Lower North Face

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5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
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Western Hardman
Trad 12 pitches
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
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Appetite for Destruction
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Western Hardman
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5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad 12 pitches
Appetite for Destruction
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5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Trad
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