Avg: 3.6 from 79 votes
|Type:||Trad, Alpine, 650 ft (197 m), 5 pitches, Grade III|
|Page Views:||12,208 total · 74/month|
|Shared By:||Sarge on Mar 31, 2007|
|Admins:||Mike Snyder, Taylor Spiegelberg, Jake Dickerson|
P1. Climb the obvious crack for 140' 5.7-5.8
P2. Move climber's right and follow twin 5.7 cracks to a notch or shoulder.
P3. Move climber's right again and begin to "tunnel." This is where the climb gets crazy. You are in the Great North Chimney. Basically, there is a detached piece of granite (about the size of two football fields) that you climb through. I thought it felt like a coffin. The route finding on this pitch is very difficult because there is low light. My partner and I tunneled all the way through to the SW side. CRAZY. We found a plethora of bail gear at this point.
P4. Climb a beautiful 5.8 corner.
P5. This pitch is chossy and depending on your skill, you might want to unrope.
Descent is dubious. We rapped 4 single-rope rappels.