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Routes in Storm King
|North Face T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Northeast Ridge T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13|
|Type:||Trad, Alpine, 1500 ft, 15 pitches, Grade IV|
|FA:||Bob Bliss, Don Jones, Andy Lichtman|
|Page Views:||1,642 total, 24/month|
|Shared By:||Matthias Holladay on Mar 29, 2012|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionThe north face is a dark, intimidating wall. Bob Bliss, however, in Rosebrough's guide, describes a "gentle flower-strewn-path-of-a-climb."
Rosebrough notes from personal correspondence with Bob: "Climb 40 feet to a ramp. From the ramp, climb right (west) up 3rd and 4th class ledges and short chimneys and then 70 feet of broken rock to a formation he called 'a bowl of tears.' At this point, climb up a steep, left-facing slab/dihedral and then 4 pitches up a chimney crack behind a great plate. Traverse 60 feet right (west) below the 'plate glass' smooth slabs and then 90 up feet via a crack in a left-facing dihedral with a small overhang at the top (5.7). Three long pitches of 3rd and 4th lead to snow and then up left (east) to a 'pass' climbing on dirt or mud. From here, 2 more easy pitches up broken blocks lead to the summit ridge."
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