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North East Ridge T 5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c
Northwest Ridge/West Face T Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c
Type: Trad, Alpine, 450 ft, Grade II
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Cam Reade on Aug 28, 2011
Admins: Mike Snyder

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Description

From the col. move up and west, hitting ramps that lead across the west face of the tower. (fairly well established rock carins once you find the first one) Most of this route is only 4th class so climb accordingly. The last 100' feet has a few steps that warrant the use of a rope. Decend the route you came up. This route is exceedingly dangerous when wet.

Location

First tower South West of the Wolf's Head

Protection

light rack and short rope.
Floridaputz
Oakland Park, Florida
Floridaputz   Oakland Park, Florida
Climbed by solo in 2008. The scramble to the col very loose. Ledges up and right to the west side. I took a narrow chimney to the slab finish. I down climbed a crack just to the left which was definitely a little more tricky. You can sit on top and take in the entire cirque, really awesome. Sitting on that small summit is exposed and exciting. Jul 19, 2013
BackAtItAgain
  5.0 Easy Snow
BackAtItAgain  
  5.0 Easy Snow
Fun route for either a rest day - or a trip without gear. We did this with rock shoes and no rope. Not bad at all. Top 25' to the top is a bit slabby - but chickenheads abound...

Great summit! Aug 21, 2012
Sarah Meiser
Boulder, Colorado
  Easy 5th Easy Snow
Sarah Meiser   Boulder, Colorado
  Easy 5th Easy Snow
To find the start of the cairned route (and path of least resistance) look for a dihedral that is obvious from the col and very close to it. Its got a nice crack going up the left side. We were comfortable scrambling up and down the route sans rope but having one along still seemed like a good idea. Jul 4, 2012