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Routes in Apache Peak
|Type:||Trad, Alpine, 150 ft, 2 pitches|
|FA:||Bill Wright and Mark Oveson|
|Page Views:||1,333 total, 9/month|
|Shared By:||Mark Oveson on Aug 25, 2005|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionSo named because of its position on the darker west side of the Shoshoni-Apache ridge, the Black Knight is a prominent tower that is worth the short detour off the beaten path. From the Bishop, descend to the west past the Bishop's Scepter to the base of the rock. This approach provides an excellent view of the route--don't forget to preview it as you go.
The route follows the Black Knight's east ridge. Climb a steep 40-foot dihedral and chimney system on positive holds to a prominent shoulder. Walk to the base of the summit tower and engage it via a grungy chimney. Be careful not to pull down any of the large rocks poised at the top of the chimney. Views from this vantage are unique and excellent. Be sure to identify Fair Glacier, Triangle Lake, and Lone Eagle Peak from your lofty post.