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Routes in North Palisade

Southwest Chute T 4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b
U-Notch Couloir T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b WI2 M1 Mod. Snow
West Face T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
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Type: Trad, Alpine, 1500 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Tavis Ricksecker on Feb 14, 2011
Admins: Chris Owen, Lurker, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

Climb a chimney to a ramp that angles up and right to gain the prominent gully that leads to the crest just north of the summit. Follow this gully until it ends at a headwall. A pitch up the headwall (5.5) gets you to easier terrain which leads to the crest and then the summit. This route is mostly fourth class. To descend, head south from the summit to the top of the U-Notch, descend the U-Notch to the west (4th)

Location

From south lake, hike to Dusy Basin. Hike cross country south and over Thunderbolt Pass into Palisade Basin. The route climbs a ramp at the left side of a prominent lighter colored buttress which contains a prominent right facing dihedral (White Ship)

Protection

Light alpine rack, rope.

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