Avg: 2.5 from 20 votes
|Type:||Trad, 70 ft|
|FA:||Rob Candelaria & Roger Briggs - 1976|
|Page Views:||1,696 total · 9/month|
|Shared By:||Josh Janes on Jun 9, 2003|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
Outer Face may not be worth doing on its own, but it really is the natural finish pitch to the classic Northwest Corner. The business of the Northwest Corner finishes up on the big Outer Space ledge. Instead of heading around the corner here, continue straight up on humungous jugs and slightly rotten rock - this is very steep and a lot of fun. Above here you continue up a crack to a ledge below a slab. Place gear at your feet and then head up the slab to an obvious undercling and gear placement (Yellow Alien). Falling on this slab would land you on the ledge ten feet below, but it's only 8+/9- and fairly secure. A difficult move up past the undercling brings you to a stance where you can get some decent gear. Head straight up and over the (hard 5.10 move on lichen, gear below your feet), or traverse right (5.9 good gear) and up to the top of the belay.
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