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North Face Center (Ecclesiastes) T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
North Face Left T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Type: Trad, Alpine, 1300 ft, 9 pitches, Grade III
FA: Fred Beckey, Yvon Chouinard, and Ken Weeks, 1960
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Shared By: Geoffrey M on Sep 1, 2008
Admins: Mike Snyder

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Start 300 feet left of a low, arching roof system (left of North Face Center), at an ugly, broken, right angling crack system. Climb the crack system to a large ledge, then angle left under a large roof to another large ledge, and cleaner rock. Climb up flakes and ledges to a pretty, but regrettably short right-facing corner, with a tips to fingers crack. Above the corner, trend left to reach a large grassy ledge. From the right end of the ledge, climb up to another large ramp. Follow the ramp to the upper "bowl". Devise an exit to the summit ridge (There is an easy-looking obtuse dihedral on the far left. We followed a weakness just right of that to an interesting, but easy, chimney).

Walk/scramble down southwest to Jackass Pass.


Standard rack to 3".
jayci   Flagstaff
I found this not a bad way to reach the top of a fine peak. There is some loose rock, but as I can remember it was avoidable for the most part. Sep 16, 2013
Dave Polan
Worcester, Massachusetts
Dave Polan   Worcester, Massachusetts
Runout choss pile. Bailed after 2 pitches. Later learned a party earlier that day injured his face with rockfall here. Aug 9, 2012