Barber Shop Traverse (West Face Spiral Route)
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|Type:||Trad, Alpine, 5 pitches, Grade III|
|FA:||Who knows? Virtual First Ascent by Duncan, Wineteer|
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|Shared By:||Bill Duncan on Aug 14, 2006|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionThe route in the photo to the right is incorrect. See photo below.
This route traverses and ascends Mt. Toll on the West side. It spirals up and south around the entire west face. Hence the name the Barber Shop traverse. Traverse about 50-75 yards west of the base of the North Ridge route, and find an easy scramble (5.3 if dry) to a ledge system that traverses and ascends the mountain. Third class up and around this huge and obvious ledge about 400 feet to a steep drop off into a gully. Look for the weakness that will allow you to traverse into the gully (5.3). Cross the gully to the other side, and begin climbing up again. Do not go up the gully or you will end up in a loose choss-pile of a trench. The rock improves and another pitch sees you to the top of the ridge, about a 5 minute hike from the summit.