Grasshopper Wall. West Face Left
Avg: 2 from 1 vote
|Type:||Trad, Alpine, 700 ft, 6 pitches, Grade III|
|Page Views:||326 total, 4/month|
|Shared By:||matt j hartman on Sep 5, 2011|
DescriptionThis is a good climb that was cleaned up on the likely first ascent (this is the winds, Fred Beckey may have called it 5.8 and climbed in boots). Saw some loose rock that was easily trundled and no fixed pro. Route is on a west facing wall over the grasshopper valley, about 500 yards north of the current toe of the grasshopper glacier. Just right of a huge chimney. Begin in cracks just right of edge.
p-1- climb obvious cracks for 150 feet to a belay 5.8
p-2 climb roof, cracks and face for 140 feet. belay just below and left of a grassy flare 5.9
p-3 climb the grassy flare (not that bad) and crack above, traverse under a roof and hang a belay (small TCU's and stoppers) 5.10a.
p-4 this pitch is impressive and lead onsight by Jim Madore. move right through a roof and up a dihedral to thin crack. move past it to a wide crack and belay above. look around and use all the features. awesome climbing and position. 5.10d.
p-5 climb 5.7-8 cracks to large grassy ledge.
p-6 finish off easy 5th class on good rock to summit.
descend down north gully towards the orange wall (very chill)