East Face North Side/1st Flatiron
Avg: 2.4 from 99 votes
|Type:||Trad, 5 pitches|
|Page Views:||14,047 total · 70/month|
|Shared By:||Warren Teissier on Aug 22, 2001|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionThis route is the Northernmost route on the East Face of the First. It starts about 100+ feet to the right and up from the start of the Standard East Face route. The route wanders up just right of a large gully (East Face Gully). The rock is good although a bit hard to protect (as all East face routes tend to be).
To get onto the East face, find a large flake (see picture) that allows an easy traverse East and proceed straight up the face finding the path of least resistance. There is an old piton and two bolts on the first pitch. From there, the route wanders left and right a couple of times until it reached the North Arete just [South] of the start of that route.
Downclimb to the West and [descend to the North] or climb up again some 50 feet [South] and do the North Arete route, 5.4.