Type: Trad, Alpine, 850 ft (258 m), 6 pitches
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Leo Paik on Feb 21, 2002
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

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Description

This is a great apron of stellar, alpine granite that allows routes just about anywhere you want. It's a great, bite-sized, alpine romp. It takes 30-35 minute jaunt to the base from Summit Lake. There can be a bit of snow at the base. Expect to pay if you arrive after 7am at the toll booth. Note, it is an alpine route with all sorts of objective hazards, so be prepared.

This is the yellow line in the beta photo to the right.

P1. This line followed a right-angling crack/dihedral at the right end of this face 5.6 s to a big ledge.

P2. Go left to a left-facing dihedral. Not much pro but carefully stand of various clods of dirt between jams, then up and left to a corner, 160 feet.

P3. Go up a 5.7 corner to a left-leaning groove, up and traverse left. Go up to the edge of a higher panel and up 25 feet to an angling ramp, 160 feet.

P4. Go up a groove left to a right-angling crack, traverse left at a ledge to a thin crack, go up, traverse left to a ledge/slot, 160 feet. #4 Friend useful for belay.

P5. Angle generally left to broken terrain, fire up a 5.4 slot to a small ledge and dihedral, 160 feet.

P6. Climb 25 feet more get you to the top.

Descent: walk off right past the 3rd Apron or traverse left to the parking lot at the top to hitch a ride down. Watch out for electrical storms.

Add: for what it is worth, we climbed this back when 50m ropes were as long as we had.

Protection

Wires, a few larger hexes, a set of cams to #4 Friend, helmet, a smile. Note, the above description predated owning a 60m rope.

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