East Face, Left Side Cracks
Avg: 3.2 from 53 votes
|Type:||Trad, Alpine, 800 ft, 7 pitches, Grade III|
|FA:||Elaine Mathews (first half) 1970 Greg Donaldson, Rich Mathies (2nd half) 1972.|
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|Shared By:||Ben Mottinger on May 26, 2006|
DescriptionThis creatively named route is pretty nice for a casual day or a quick route if you don't have a full day. Climbing quality is varied but mostly good.
Climb the lower crack section for about 3-4 pitches depending on how far you stretch it. There is no real distinct crack to follow so just go with the flow. After this section, you'll reach the upper wall where the difficulty eases off and it should be 4th class to the top.
LocationStarting from the east side of Pingora, around the corner from the south shoulder, find a snowpatch. The climbing starts to the right of this.
Descent: rappel the south buttress from fixed anchor. You'll need double ropes and some downclimbing after that.