Avg: 2.2 from 50 votes
|Type:||Trad, 300 ft, 3 pitches|
|Page Views:||3,606 total · 17/month|
|Shared By:||John J. Glime on Oct 5, 2002|
|Admins:||Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq|
The climb follows the right side (north face)of Steorts Arete, climbing in the obvious dihedrals up faces and corners. In the Ruckman guidebook it shows 4 pitches, however, this depends on your rope length and comfort setting up belays. We climbed this in three. I don't recall each belay, however the first 3/4 of the climb is 5.5, with the last moves of the climb being the crux. You finish on the same ledge as Steort's Ridge.
The climb is a bit dirty and loose in spots, but it is worth climbing. There are definitely good sections of climbing. We ended up here because Steort's had a line, and it seemed like a good place to take a beginner. It was. If there are people on Steort's you will be climbing just to the right of them the whole way. It is a fun variation.