Type: Trad, Alpine, 1000 ft, 8 pitches, Grade IV
FA: fowler/lowe
Page Views: 11,368 total · 94/month
Shared By: Cor on Sep 10, 2010
Admins: Mike Snyder, Taylor Spiegelberg, Jake Dickerson

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Description

this route up the north face is black elk's brother. just as hard (i thought) and the feather crest pitch at the top...wow!

Location

on the north face seen from your cirque camp.
hike up the scree to the base. follow slab/ramp to the only real left facing dihedral system on the north face. follow that up to it's top, then veer right and up to another shorter left facing dihedral. from there wander up to the top and climb the runout feather crest pitch (which is nice and narrow, but not hard.) a few traversing pitchs across the top bring you to the backside walkoff down towards sundance pinicale. cut through the notch towards the trail and arrowhead lake, and back around into the cirque.

Protection

it says in a book to follow the leftfacing dihedral system, and standard rack. the dihedral system is a fat crack/squeeze/chimney. take up to a #6 camalot, or run it out like we did. . .

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