Avg: 2.9 from 14 votes
|Type:||Trad, Alpine, 1000 ft (303 m), 5 pitches, Grade III|
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|Shared By:||Petsfed on Mar 7, 2007|
|Admins:||Mike Snyder, Taylor Spiegelberg, Jake Dickerson|
For both, continue up another 50 feet until you encounter a cave. Pass the cave and continue basically straight up until you encounter a half-inch steel cable. Belay here. From this belay, traverse into a large, slightly overhanging dihedral and climb it. This is poorly protected right off the belay, but small cams and long slings shouldn't leave you too bad off. Top out on easy (4th class) slabs. Find the Medicine Bow Peak trail and walk off to the south.
The entire climb has route-finding issues, so be ready to down climb. Also, most of the cracks are very tiny (knife-blades would probably work best) so most of the climbing is very run out. Fortunately, there is protection at the hard parts, even on the harder variation.