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NW Face: Above The Sleeping City T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b M1 Mod. Snow R
North East Face, Regular Route T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b WI2 Mod. Snow
North East middle face route T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
Type: Trad, Mixed, Snow, Alpine, 1000 ft, 10 pitches, Grade III
FA: FA: Jim Dockery and Hooman Aprin, 1975 FRA: James Garrett and Michael Franklin, 14 May 1983
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Shared By: James Garrett on Aug 29, 2006
Admins: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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Description

This wall, when viewed from the canyon floor, reveals many options. We climbed quite a direct line to the top as viewed from below. Connecting couloirs and snow ramps and passing over rotten rock bands, we slowly made our way to the summit. It felt much more challenging and alpine (read poor rock!) than the East Face. We began in the early morning darkness and we descended in the dark! Maybe we were just slow, it felt steep, though! We both really enjoyed having completed this alpine climb, as I recall...we shuddered at the thought of setting up rappels and retreating. It was great day in the mountains. But many stout trees can be found which provide ample stances.

Location

We descended the West ridge to a low angle couloir and the thrash back to the the Big Cottonwood Canyon Road.

Protection

We used pitons, snow pickets, and some nuts and cams. Take a lot of slings. Crampons were worn the entire climb and we both used two tools.

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bsmoot  
Thanks for posting this route James. Don't think you guys were slow...the NW Face is a big climb for a one day winter ascent.

A little history here...Jim Dockery and Hooman Aprin climbed this face in the winter of 1975. Jan 14, 2008

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