The Great Barrier Roof
Trad, TR, 160 ft,
Avg: 2.5 from 2
FA: Dave Pagel, FFA: Mike Dahlberg
> Tettegouche SP…
> Shovel Point
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Written in 2007: After careful inspection on rappel, this route is somewhat a mystery to me. I solo-toproped the first pitch, which is a fun 10+, but could not find the rest of the route. An impressive roof sits directly on top of the anchors for the 5.10, but no means of protecting it seem to exist. No bolts, no space for natural gear.
I eased myself off of the anchors of the first pitch into space, and jugged up the rope for the last 1-2 pitch(es), which were covered in lichen.
After asking several people about it, the route is still a question mark. If anyone can speak to the status of the route, please do.
Dec 2008 Update: I've heard back from a couple of people who tell me that the route went free on lead. Very cool. If so, from the look of it, I'd say it's one of the most attractive and intimidating free routes in MN. I hope we get to hear from Dahlberg about the first ascent, or from someone else who's given it a go.
Also possible to aid at C3.
The right side of the big roof that also holds Ego-itis. Close to below the new wooden observation platform, maybe a little to the west.
Ego & Barrier