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Routes in North Face of Pitchoff

Arm & Hammer WI3+
Central Pillar of Pitchoff WI4
Deadline WI4 R
Eye of the Needle WI3
Hanging Spoons T WI5
Harlot WI3
Moss Ghyl WI3
Rock Ghyll WI4 M3
Screw and Climaxe WI3-4
Sticks in Stones T M6
Tendonitis WI3+
Weeping Winds WI3+
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Type: Trad, Mixed, 50 ft
FA: Bryan Kass Feb 2012
Page Views: 951 total · 13/month
Shared By: Jeffrey Dunn on May 23, 2012
Admins: Jim Lawyer

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Description [Suggest Change]

This is a pure dry tooling route which will never have any ice on it. Although short, it is a superb addition and a highly worthy route for working on steep dry tooling skills.

Step up into chimney and then quickly move left onto the rock buttress. Climb up to the base of the right leaning crack in a corner. A slight move out right and then back up left establishes you in the overhung crack which takes great gear and has huge bucket hooks. Some long moves get you to the top.

Location [Suggest Change]

Ascend trail to base of Moss Ghyll. Look left and you will see a chimney/gully. Left of this gully is a short steep rock buttress with a steep right leaning diagonal crack (in a corner) ending near a tree.

Protection [Suggest Change]

Typical trad rack makes this G rated. Crack is pumpy but hooks are super secure and gear is all there if you can hang on.

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