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Routes in Gorge Lakes

Train Tracks to the Top T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Type: Trad, 150 ft, 2 pitches, Grade II
FA: Paul Pertile
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Shared By: Paully on Jul 15, 2009
Admins: grk10vq

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Description

Scramble up Gorge Lakes Spire to the gully below the notch between the summits. Stay left and avoid the loose chute, but work your way up along the chute. Rope up for a 30ft 5.7ish climb up to the tree and ledges above. Here's where there's some route potential. Go right around the corner and take the obvious dihedral with large left hand crack on it, belay from the comfortable ledge. The start is the crux, until you stem into the arm-jam crack. The fun begins when you get to the second crack where you can arm-jam the left crack and handjam the right crack as you stem or foot-jam your way up (5.7). Fun fun alpine crack! I had a smile on my face the whole time. This pitch is 100ft. Walk off the back of the spire and scramble your way down a gully south of the spire.

Protection

takes plenty of gear all the way up to #3 C4, need small pro for the starting moves. Sling the large boulder at top to belay, DON'T USE THE BOULDER NEAR THE EDGE IT IS LARGE AND LOOSE!

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