Avg: 3.5 from 145 votes
|Type:||Trad, 150 ft, 3 pitches|
|FA:||Pete Gibb and Dave Gilyeat|
|Page Views:||14,574 total · 112/month|
|Shared By:||Rafiki on Jun 28, 2007|
DescriptionPete's Farewell is the Pitchoff classic!
Someone once told me the story behind the route's name. After the FA, Pete slipped off the top of the crag. Thinking Pete was dead, his partner looked over the edge to find him about 50ft below on a ledge screaming about his ankles.
Pitch 1 - Climb the 30ft easy face to a ledge. 5.2
Pitch 2 - Traverse the obvious line out left and up the dihedral to a belay next to the small pine. The lower traverse into the dihedral is slightly harder. 5.6 65ft
Pitch 3 - Walk across the ledge to an awesome handcrack and jam your way to the top. 5.7 60ft
Pitch 1 and 2 can be combined easily. To descend, move right at the top into a small cave and use the slung boulder to rap down into a chimney. There's a set of anchors at the end of the chimney on the face. You may want to stay on rappel to reach the anchors. Rap to the start of the route.