Avg: 3.5 from 16 votes
|Type:||Sport, 500 ft (152 m), 4 pitches|
|FA:||Kevin Worrall & Sean Shannon|
|Page Views:||2,109 total · 18/month|
|Shared By:||SCherry on Feb 2, 2011|
|Admins:||M Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
Pitch 1: 11b. Begins at the lowest point of the wall, after the trail drops down from lunch rock about 50-100 feet. The line starts up a ramp with a low first bolt and some choss negotiation for the first 50 feet or so (this is pretty typical for Eagle Peak). Look for the obvious large "hole" in the wall about 50-60 feet up just left of an obvious right facing corner system. As the wall starts to steepen, the rock quality just gets better and better. Gun up to the "hole", negotiate the first crux entering the corner and cruise up to the first 2 bolt belay on a nice small ledge. 100 feet.
Pitch 2. 11a/b. This pitch leaves the belay and heads back into the crack, which is on your left from the belay anchors(there is a variation that heads out onto the face to the right of the belay that's supposed to be 11c). Follow the crack, clipping bolts on the left, until you reach the crux where the crack feature ends and you must negotiate out onto the face on the left. Continue up the face until its possible to climb back into the right facing corner system again. Mantle into a small alcove at the start of the corner, clip one last bolt and move up and right out onto a pillar with a large bush and the second 2 bolt anchor. 100 feet.
Pitch 3: 10a. Continue up the corner on really fun juggy climbing the whole way (you will pass an optional 2 bolt belay after about 40 feet). Negotiate the roof crux after about 130 feet of climbing in the corner, and you'll be deposited on a small ledge with another 2 bolt anchor. 150 feet total. You can also continue up another 30 feet to a second higher anchor at the base of a huge bowl feature where the final pitch begins (actually recommended to move the belay here if you are planning to do the crux pitch).
Pitch 4: Two options from here. The right side arete of the large bowl feature is the 11+ crux pitch. The left side arete offers an easier variation with and 11b finish but it is a mixed pitch, requiring a few cams for the end (or face a large run-out on 5.8 terrain).
The right arete is recommended for full-value (and another awesome pitch). Climb up the right arete, negotiate the hard to read crux on vertical terrain, bust some classic slab and arete moves, and mantle up on top of the arete feature. From here climb up and back left around a bush to anchors on a small ledge just below the terra firma. 70 feet.