Avg: 1.5 from 2 votes
|Type:||Trad, TR, 60 ft|
|FA:||T. Bubb, C. Parks, 11/04|
|Page Views:||295 total · 2/month|
|Shared By:||Tony B on Nov 5, 2004|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
This climb ascends the acute arete on the Northwest Corner. The climbing is relatively steep and thin in places, with a crux 1/3 of the way up. The pro is adequate, but adequate only to prevent serious injury, it would probably not be comforting. This is probably not a good climb to 'push' on, nor one for a beginning leader.
Climb up the first few moves and start placing pro where possible. Pass the crux on a relatively steep section and protect a little more before ascending up the ever sharpening and exposed arete. Small incuts and edges up high make the top half of the climb fun and interesting as well. Finish by hitting the "true summit" of the rock, left of the fixed anchor, protect that, then scramble down a few meters and belay. A 'slingshot' belay here is a good idea to protect the second; protect above where you set the stance.
To descend, rap from the fixed anchor.