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|Type:||Trad, Alpine, 400 ft, 4 pitches, Grade III|
|FA:||Richard Rossiter, rope solo, 10 September 2008|
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|Shared By:||Richard Rossiter on Nov 19, 2008|
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For additional information about raptor closures, please visit the Rocky Mountain National Parks area closures website.
P1. Climb the left side of a wedged flake then climb up the outside of a huge flake to a good ledge at its top (8, 90 feet).
P2. From the far left (west) end of the ledge, pull up and left into a shallow, left-facing dihedral (9 s) and clip a bolt. Follow the scalloped dihedral past 2 more bolts and a fixed pin to a left-leaning roof/dihedral. Lieback the dihedral and belay at its top beneath a second left-leaning roof/dihedral (10a, 90 feet).
P3. Climb the second roof/dihedral through an apex, stay left and belay at a horn in a crack that goes straight up the wall (10b, 70 feet).
P4. Follow the crack to the top of the wall where it veers right to join Ripsaw (9, 90 feet).
Rappel Ripsaw (2 X 100 feet) and down-climb the initial slab (class 4) or climb a short way higher to the top of the first pinnacle on the Northeast Ridge and continue with Ripsaw.
This point can also be reached from Black Lake. Approach as for the South Face routes. Break right where the terrain seems to beckon then traverse a long way right across talus until it is obvious to scramble up a gully to the ledge with the big tree.