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Routes in Question Mark Wall
|Answer, The T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Bladerunner T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b|
|Dirty Harry T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13|
|Doomsday Book, The T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Fill Out This Form T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13|
|Interrogator T,S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c PG13|
|Krumholtz Line, The T 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b R|
|Lonely Mountain Challenge T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a|
|Lowe Route T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Out of the Question T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Pete's Staircase T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c|
|Pika Paradise T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Question Mark Wall Route T 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b R|
|Rareform T 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b|
|Type:||Trad, Alpine, 170 ft, 2 pitches|
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|Shared By:||Andrew Gram on Aug 27, 2004|
|Admins:||Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq|
DescriptionThis is the most frequently done route in the Cirque, but not by choice. Often soloed up and down, but it's a good idea to rope up at least for your first trip up since it can be made a lot harder with bad route finding. With care, this feels more like exposed difficult scrambling than a real route.
Pete's Staircase ascends the broken cliffs below the Question Mark Wall to the huge ramp system(Collins Highway). Start from the left side of the broken terrain, and make an ascending traverse right to a rap anchor on a tree. From here, the next rap anchor is up and a bit left, the Lowe Route is almost directly above you, and the other routes on the Question Mark Wall are up and right.
The line can be easily rapped with 1 60 meter rope. From the saddle between Question Mark Wall and the South Summit Wall, scramble easily down the ledge system to a rap anchor on a tree. Make one short and then one long rappel to the ground. Probably not a good idea to do it as one rappel with double ropes because there is a lot of vegetation for the lines to get hung up on.