N.E. Face / Saddle Rock
Avg: 1.8 from 4 votes
|Type:||Trad, 150 ft|
|Page Views:||93 total, 1/month|
|Shared By:||Warren Teissier on Sep 26, 2002|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionThis route is way cool in spite of the brushy start.
The route starts on the Northeast corner of the North summit. To get there, hike to the rock and down its West side, past the NW arete and the North face. You are supposed to scramble up the NE face into a gully passing the word JERSEY written in 1 foot letters on their right in order to reach a small tree on a small ledge.
We were not able to find the start as described by Roach (as above). We started too far West, on the North face proper. We went up a scruffy, dirty, and insecure gully up to the tree on the left skyline. After reaching it, it was clear the correct start was further East (left)....
Once on the tree ledge the fun begins, climb the clean, nicely featured slab for some 50 feet while traverse slightly right. Eventually you will connect with the North ridge. From there, it's an easy scramble to the top.