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Greg Sievers in the middle of the long (600 feet or so) seventh pitch on Apache's northwest face.
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Dougald MacDonald
Jun 4, 2007
Greg Sievers in the middle of the long (600 feet or so) seventh pitch on Apache's northwest face.  
J. Fox
Black Hawk, CO
J. Fox   Black Hawk, CO
So, I take it this is a leftward traverse and a bit of a downclimb here? Apr 10, 2009
George Bell
Boulder, CO
George Bell   Boulder, CO
Or he could be downclimbing ... I think the leader took this. Apr 10, 2009
The leader took the photo, and the second is doing a short downclimb. This long "pitch" involved climbing up the left side of a shallow arete for about 200 feet, crossing the arete, downclimbing a bit, and then angling up to the right for several hundred feet. The photo is taken from the base of the "see-through buttress," where the route heads straight up again. Since it was all moderate ground, we simul-climbed (you can see a piece that has fallen out in the snow to the right of the second). Apr 11, 2009

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