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It's a butt shot, but it shows the line of the first pitch of Alphonse pretty well.  From here, i traversed left to a stance and did a hanging belay because all the gear was knee-height.
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Larry S
Jul 9, 2010
It's a butt shot, but it shows the line of the first pitch of Alphonse pretty well. From here, i traversed left to a stance and did a hanging belay because all the gear was knee-height.  
rgold
Poughkeepsie, NY
rgold   Poughkeepsie, NY
I don't get significant rope drag doing it in a single pitch with doubles. Right-hand rope all the way up the corner and half-way or so along the traverse; double-length sling on the last piece. This may be the key, because the rope still has to run over a big overhang. Then left-hand rope for the part from the hanging belay up over the crux, and then the right-hand rope again after traversing right after the crux. Nov 14, 2015
Dan Flynn   MA  
One pitch, long slings, little gear in the corner and traverse = good fun Sep 25, 2013
JSH

JSH    
Both of those options aren't great - the hanging belay is what Seth said, and it's also pretty easy to lock yourself down if you try to link it and fail. A third thing to consider is doing a very short first pitch, then linking the last two. Apr 8, 2013

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