Avg: 2.5 from 64 votes
|Type:||Trad, Alpine, 400 ft, 3 pitches, Grade III|
|Page Views:||15,797 total · 83/month|
|Shared By:||Scott Conner on Jul 3, 2002|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionThis is a fun moderate on the first buttress of Hallett Peak. To find the start, locate Hallett Chimney, AI5 M5 which separates the first and second buttresses. About 40-50 feet left of this chimney, on the right side of the first buttress, locate a huge, right-facing dihedral. The left face of the bottom corner section has a beautiful hand and fist crack arcing up and right into the corner. This crack goes at about 5.6/7 and is sweet.
Rack up below this corner and scramble up and right to a nice ledge to start the climb.
Work up and left to gain the dihedral. Continue up the series of right facing dihedrals and chimneys for 2 to 3 pitches. If you have a 200 foot rope, there are great belay ledges at 195 feet for two pitches and you end up about mid-height on the buttress where you can scramble up to the next section on the face and choose a finish. Scope out your finish before you leave the ground as the lines are difficult to discern once on the wall.