Avg: 3 from 6 votes
|Type:||Trad, 650 ft, 4 pitches|
|Page Views:||980 total · 5/month|
|Shared By:||George Bell on Jun 13, 2001|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionThis route climbs the long 650' south ridge of the Fist. Climb a vague crack around the right side of the ridge to get started, but you can then climb quite close to the arete itself (this section of the route is somewhat runout). When you reach a difficult headwall, move right (north) on a ledge system, aiming for a hand crack which breaches the middle of the upper east face.
You can belay at a tree at the base of the crack. Climb this fun, easy hand crack to the summit area. The summit block itself is easily climbed on the east side.
To escape the summit, rappel 50 feet to the North from the ledge below the summit block. It is recommended to bring some 10 feet of webbing in case you have to set up the rappel around the huge rock horn.