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Routes in The Old Settler

Black September T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Central Peak - West Buttress (Down/Duck) T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Complete Northwest Ridge T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Easy Snow
Contact Zone, The T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Duck a L'Orange T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
East Buttress of the South Peak T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Mars Western T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
South to North Traverse T 4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b
Standard Route T 3rd 1- 1 I 1 M 1a
Totally Spurious T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Watchman's (Northeast) Ridge T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
West Buttress of the South Peak T Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c
West Couloir T 4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b Mod. Snow
West Face of the North Peak T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
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Type: Trad, Alpine, 1000 ft, 9 pitches, Grade III
FA: D. Brayshaw, K. Fickeisen, August 27 2002
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Shared By: Dru B. on Mar 17, 2009
Admins: Kate Lynn

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Access Issue: Gates may be closed. Details

Description

Begin on the north side of the buttress toe below a prominent slabby dihedral. Climb up along the right side of this dihedral and adjacent cracks and slabs for three pitches up to 5.6. Continue on lower-angle terrain (Class 4 and easy Class 5) for another three pitches (good for simulclimbing) to a belay in a prominent cave. Climb the overhang out the left side of the cave (5.7 crux) and up two more pitches above to the summit dome of the south peak.

The rock on this route is equally as good as the rock on the west buttress, and in addition, there are finger pockets!

Location

From Daiphy Lake, hike up talus to the col south of the peak (2 hours from the lake). Cross onto the large snowfield southeast of the peak and make a descending traverse to the east buttress of the south peak. The route begins from boulders on the north side of the buttress toe.

To descend, downclimb 3rd class ramps on the east side of the south ridge and down a 20m 4th class crux chimney then down more slabs below as per he south peak descent described for the west buttress of the south peak.

Protection

Full rack up to #3 camalot.
Approach crosses permanent snow - bring stiff boots for kicking steps and/or crampons.

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