North Ridge of Hayden Lake Pinnacle
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|Type:||Trad, Alpine, 4 pitches, Grade III|
|FA:||A. Czecholinski, K. Wade|
|Page Views:||734 total · 8/month|
|Shared By:||Bill Duncan on Jul 13, 2010|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionThe following description is the one reported by the FA party. Longer ropes will make short work of this route.
Pitch 1: Start just right of the prow of the ridge, and climb a long pitch via faces and cracks up to the right to reach a large ledge.
Pitch 2: step right and climb cracks and a chimney for another long pitch to a belay right on the arete of the ridge.
Pitch 3: climb up the face and ridge (easy 5th), with some exposure to the left, for about 100'.
Pitch 4: continue up a short corner to a ridge, and follow it for 2 easy long pitches to the summit.
Descent: climb down to a small notch to the east, from where a 150' rap reaches a gully. Scramble UP this gully to a point where you can cross the ridge to the right. This is the ridge connecting the spire with the massif. Descend the scree gully back to the lake.
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