Type: Trad, 160 ft (48 m)
FA: Gib Lewis and Tobin Sorenson, May 1974
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Shared By: Murf on Oct 17, 2011
Admins: C Miller, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer Ski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Like many routes on the South Face, Pas De Deux is really only an option when the weather is cooler. The route starts at a large tree at the "outside" corner right of the Innominate.

Climb cracks to a bulge where a curiously hard mantle leads to the first bolt. Step left and up a short ramp to the roof. Pass the roof on large holds moving across the top of the roof before a stop across to the next bolt (protection possible). Continue on the path of least resistance (up and right), being careful not to miss the oddly placed 4th bolt, which is left of the obvious line. At the fifth bolt, you can continue to the last bolt on Pas de Deux, Original Route, which is visible almost directly up, or move left through one more bolt to the end of the pitch. There is an obvious belay crack well below the summit. If one is uncomfortable on 3rd/4th class terrain another easy pitch can be done to the top.

This pitch, graded 5.10b or 5.10b/c in versions of the guidebook is very stiff for that grade. The mantle alone may price it out of that range and there is sustained slab climbing throughout.

Location Suggest change

Right side of the South Face. Belay by a tree under the corner with a roof.

Protection Suggest change

6 bolts, light rack with finger through hands.


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