Type: Trad, Alpine, 20 ft
FA: Cory Fleagle / Liz Donley / Aaron Miller
Page Views: 598 total · 5/month
Shared By: Cor on Dec 9, 2009
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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We summited this pig like feature up on the divide. You can see the pig from all over in The Park, even on the road sometimes. The climbing up to the pig has been done many times before, and during all seasons. Don't know if anyone has done the pig.... To summit the pig, do some protectionless moves up on the ass (north side) to get down throw the rope over the snout, and rap off. It is exciting because the west side drops off 1000 feet, all other sides have ledges, etc. to hang out on. To do the final escape out of there, walk/scramble north towards Andrews Glacier and walk down that.


This is west, and slightly north of Sharkstooth, approached from the Andrews Glacier area, up towards Sharkstooth.


None for the pig. Tools and crampons for the snow, single rock rack for the 5.8 climbing up to the pig.


Chris Sheridan
Boulder, CO
Chris Sheridan   Boulder, CO
Great addition to the route database, though I think this feature is part of Taylor Peak, not The Sharkstooth. Maybe we should move it over.

[Edit], Though this is part of Taylor Peak, it is more specifically the east face of the Stiletto. The Stiletto got its name because from the south it looks like a narrow spire just left of the Sharkstooth, but in actuality it is not a separate peak.

Here's a good picture from Eli's blog:

http://climbinglife.com/current-rmnp-conditions/july-16th-photo-of-the-week.html Sep 15, 2010
Liz Donley
Boulder, CO
Liz Donley   Boulder, CO
It's harder to get atop the pig than it looks! The rappel off of the snout is even more exciting, with a stunning drop-off to the side. :) Jun 13, 2011