2nd Apron, Right Side Dihedral
Avg: 1.6 from 14 votes
|Type:||Trad, Alpine, 700 ft, 5 pitches, Grade II|
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|Shared By:||Andrew Gram on Aug 15, 2002|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionThis route climbs the big, obvious dihedral right of the 2nd Apron, Right Side route shown in yellow in the picture. This route is to the right of the yellow line in the topo to the right. I thought this was the Right Side route until the picture with the lines drawn in was posted on the site.
P1: The start is about 40 feet right of the Right Side route. Climb up easy slab with lots of small ledges to a big dihedral system. Pass a small ledge and move left into the start of the dihedral. Belay at a stance near the end of your rope. 5.4 190'
P2: Climb the dihedral. Fun steep climbing past occasional loose flakes - be careful what you pull on. Climb past a sloping ledge on the left to a fantastic ledge on the right a few feet higher. 5.4 185'
P3: Climb the dihedral until it peters out, and then move left into another dihedral. Jam up a steep fun crack to a good ledge. 5.4 180'
P4: Climb the dihedral (a pattern emerges). Move left across the slab to yet another dihedral and then wander up to a huge ledge with lots of loose rocks. One could also continue up the dihedral until it forms a small roof, and pull over that. This was wet when I was on it. 5.5 110'
P5: Could be run together with the last pitch, but not recommended because of the large loose blocks on the big ledge. Climb easily up to a short headwall and the top. The line of least resistance is likely 5.2, but a huge number of variations are possible.