Tundra Turkey Crack
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Routes in Ptarmigan Towers
|NE Corner T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Tundra Turkey Crack T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Type:||Trad, Alpine, 300 ft, 3 pitches, Grade II|
|FA:||Larry Hamilton and Tom Gries, August 1975|
|Page Views:||1,079 total, 6/month|
|Shared By:||L. Hamilton on May 21, 2003|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionThis minor three-pitch climb makes a steep and enjoyable rest-day excursion, for parties camping at Lake Nanita.
To the right of the low point of the 2-4 gully is a deep, grubby-looking chimney/gully. On the vertical wall to the right of this feature is a prominent 300-foot jam crack, which diagonals slightly leftwards until it intersects the broken rock of the Sunshine Ledges route about a third of the way up the left side of Tower 2. The base of this crack is gained by climbing up and right from near the bottom of the aforementioned grubby groove. Two more leads directly up the crack complete the climb. A descent involving downclimbing and two short rappels in the 2-4 gully takes you back to the base; or for a summit experience, it's possible to continue up the Sunshine Ledges.