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Routes in Pagoda Mountain

Crescent Ridge T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13
Late to the Party - Bypass T 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
North Buttress T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Northeast Face T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
West Ridge T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
West Ridge Bypass T Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c
Type: Trad, Alpine, 3 pitches, Grade IV
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Bill Duncan on Apr 3, 2011
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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The slabby wall to the left of the North Buttress contains several options for routes, but a line up the center/center left of the face is one of the good ones. This route was originally listed as taking 7 pitches to ascend, but with the advent of longer ropes and climbers more comfortable on easy or moderate terrain, 3-5 pitches seems more common these days.

The route ascends easy face climbing on moderate angle slabs to reach a system of shallow corners. Climb these as the route gradually steepens until the upper ledge is reached. Traverse right on this ledge to one of a number of easy summit pitches adjacent to or on the North Buttress.

Many variations are possible, all of about the same difficulty. This makes for a leisurely solo, if the North Buttress is already occupied.


Standard alpine rack.