Type: Trad, Alpine, 6 pitches, Grade IV
FA: Briggs Brothers, 1985
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Shared By: Alex Shainman on Jul 27, 2001
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Description

Class 4 traverse up and left from below D7 to new bolts on Ariana 1st pitch.

1) (11a) face to (10b) LF corner, diagonal left (avoids 40+' of hummocks and dirt in right side of the Mitten) to large LF corner/Pervertical belay, 130'.

2 )Up LF corner, step right around to RF corner and to top of Mitten 70' (9).

3) Over slot, stem up shaft/LF corner system, traverse left past old bolt/fixed Friend to belay out right 180' (9+).

4) Crux pitch...up finger crack, move left past shakey flakes, up sustained shallow RF corner/crack, inferior belay out right on sloping ledge, 120'.

5) Step left, back into RF corner, pump it to the top of the pillar and huge ledge 140' (11b/c).

6) Straight up inset, pass fixed pin, end on Table Ledge 150' (9).

Walk right to raps, or top out via Kiener's. "An Excellent Outing".

Protection

2 sets wired nuts (extra med/sm), 1 set cams (i.e. 0.4 Alien-#3.5 Friend), all belays are mostly fixed (some outdated), 1st pitch has 3 bolts (I replaced the original aid bolts on 7/28/01).

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