Avg: 3 from 2 votes
Routes in Elephant Head
|Northwest Buttress T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|West-Northwest Face T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Type:||Trad, Alpine, 700 ft, 6 pitches, Grade II|
|FA:||Tyson Taylor, Emily Hodson, Lise Crawford|
|Page Views:||844 total, 13/month|
|Shared By:||Tyson Taylor on Aug 21, 2012|
DescriptionWith most of the good stuff on the higher pitches, be prepared to scramble a bit through the first half. Rope drag can be a pain as the first couple of pitches wind through various ledge systems until you reach double finger cracks about half way up. The line becomes more obvious and direct from here on out.
Mind the loose rocks and the vegetation. There's a real falling rock hazard to the belayer beneath the chimney sections. The belay requires a helmet. Keep your attachment point long enough you can steer clear of falling debris.
The whole thing can be done in 3 and a half pitches with two 60 meter ropes, running near full length.
Descent: Scramble down the westernmost south gully(4th class).