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North West Side T 4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b
South Face T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R
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Type: Trad, Grade II
FA: 4 March 1956, R. Douglas and H. Davis
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Shared By: Robert Cort on Nov 6, 2010
Admins: Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski

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Access Issue: Placement of bolts/fixed anchors is prohibited in Wilderness Study Areas Details

Description

The crux very well may be the scramble and bushwhack approach hike. From near the top of Big Windy Canyon, head south and scramble up to the ridge forming the summit of Gertch. Depending on your exact route, you might find some class 4 moves on this scramble. Alternate approaches are available, including the canyon between Gertch and Gertch's half brother. From this ridge, scramble up the Northwest face to the summit. Depending on your perspective, and exact route, you may find one or two class 4 moves.

Location

The northernmost of the Low Horns, immediately south of Big Windy Canyon, and east of Gertch's summit.

Protection

None required (but you may wish to rappel off the south side, especially if you intend to climb any of the other horns).

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