Avg: 2.3 from 3 votes
|Type:||Trad, Alpine, 900 ft (273 m), 5 pitches, Grade III|
|FA:||Tim Wolfe and Chris Abbott, Sept 1998|
|Page Views:||1,677 total · 13/month|
|Shared By:||Tim Wolfe on Aug 31, 2010|
|Admins:||Mike Snyder, Taylor Spiegelberg, Jake Dickerson|
Approach: Walk to the base of the "Apostle" and ascend the right leaning descent gully about 150 feet until just below a large roof with the obvious grey rock to its left. Below this is a chimney that marks the first pitch.
Pitch 1: 5.7 or 5.8 Climb flakes up to the chimney and then climb the chimney (it is much easier to lie-back this chimney). At the top of the chimney carefully climb up and right into the grey corner. 40 m
Pitch 2: 5.8 Climb the grey dihedral as far as you can. A spectacular pitch. 70 m
Pitch 3: 5.8/4th: Climb the rest of the grey dihedral, then fourth class it up and right to the far side of a grassy ledge below many discontinuous flakes. 40 m
Pitch 4: 5.9 Climb the flakes and discontinuous cracks searching for the least difficult way through the several roofs above. Stretch the rope all the way to some small ledges. A spectacular pitch of finger cracks, lie-backs and small roofs. 70 m
Pitch 5: 5.7 Connect flakes, cracks and small roofs directly above to the summit. Multiple possibilities exist. 70 m
If using a 60 m rope or not interested in pushing the full extent of the rope - there are plenty of options for other belays to make this a 6 or 7 pitch route.