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Routes in Yak Peak

Beckey route/Speedway T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
CardiYak Rhythm T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
East Face Cracks T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Hole in My Heaven T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Madness T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
Porcelain Chicken T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Reality Check T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b R
SOMWOW - Seven One Move Wonders Of the World T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Southwest Gully T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
West Ridge T Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c
Yak Check T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Yak Crack T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Type: Trad, Alpine, 600 ft, 3 pitches, Grade II
FA: R. Babicki, A. Menninga 1979
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Shared By: Dru on Aug 14, 2009
Admins: Kate Lynn

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Yak's short east face is located high above the long routes on the SE face, well to the right of Madness.

Reach the face by hiking the climbers approach trail to the base of Yak Crack. Head right, and climb the normal descent trail for almost 500m until you break out of the trees into the meadowed bowl SE of Yak. At this point, head left through the meadow to the concave east face.

There are three or four curving dihedrals on Yak's east face. The Babicki/Menninga takes the central and longest line. The others have also been climbed over the years and feature shorter route lengths but similar climbing. Bring a couple large cams for the wideness.


High above the highway on the East Face. walk off right to descend.


Extra big cams in the 2" to 5" range.


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