Avg: 1.9 from 10 votes
|Type:||Trad, Alpine, 4 pitches, Grade III|
|FA:||Walter Fricke and Dan Bench. 1970|
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|Shared By:||paco on Jun 30, 2002|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC|
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p1- pitch one and two can be linked in a streacher 60m pitch but this landed me in a not so hot belay spot protection wise. either way p1 starts off with steep offwidth and stemming. great pitch. 5.9.
p2- head up and left with some nice face moves before the belay at a horizontal break. 5.7.
p3- climb straight up a steep stem box to right facing corner ending on a nice big ledge. kinda loose 5.8.
p4- traverse right on the ledge to a nice but sharp left facing corner. stem and jam the corner and continue up to the Spiral Gully bowl. cool 5.7.
from here there a several choices to finish on but East Buttress 5.8+, South Ridge 5.8 or Spiral Route 5.3 are among the best options.