Type: Trad, Alpine, 320 ft (97 m), 3 pitches
FA: FFA: Bitter, Carruthers, Carruthers, 1982
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Shared By: Mark Michaels on Sep 1, 2004
Admins: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, GRK, D Crane

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All I really recall was the first pitch stemming dihedral was really nice, and takes a bunch of small but solid stoppers. Makes a nice "bonus route" when you're wiped out from the hike in, or on your second morning in the cirque, when the idea of starting a climb in the shade seems unappealing.Morning sun!!!

Pitch 1. Follow the rather thin corner system up to a ledge.

Pitch 2. Continue up the corner for 40' then traverse right and continue up the face to an offwidth which can be climbed up to another ledge.

Pitch 3. Continue up the corner system again to the top.

Descent: Walk off North/west to desend back into the Cirque. Don't try to rappel the Flying Butress.

Of historical note: Merril Bitter and party did just the first pitch before bailing due to an afternoon storm. Dan Baker and Allen Sanderson did the first recorded ascent in 1988. Others may have preceeded both parties as a pin was found high on the first pitch.

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First pitch: plenty of small wires!!! Otherwise, standard rack.