Avg: 2.9 from 335 votes
Trad, 200 ft, 2 pitches
|FA:||Jim Erickson and John Behrens, 1968|
|Page Views:||13,650 total · 59/month|
|Shared By:||Matt Bauman on Dec 31, 2000|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
Pitch 2 heads up to the slot, place stoppers and/or small cams before making tricky moves into slot. Then jam perfect hands for 40-50 feet straight up the V-slot. When this crack ends, you must go left up overhanging crack with big holds for 20 feet to slab....move up slab and traverse left for 15 feet to belay, now updated with a 2 bolt anchor (Metolius rap hanger & chains).
Descent is one double rope 60m rappel and a scramble down to ground or two raps with a 60M rope. This route is just right of The Unsaid, one of the first popular areas to climb on west ridge. Verschniedung is easily recognized by a tower that rises above the ridge with a v-slot and vertical hand crack (easily seen from trail).