Avg: 3.3 from 3 votes
|Type:||Trad, Aid, Alpine, 600 ft, 5 pitches, Grade III|
|FA:||Lianna Winkler-Prins & Ian Pierce 9/1/12|
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|Shared By:||Ian Pierce on Sep 3, 2012|
|Admins:||Rick Shull, Lurker, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
DescriptionFrom the base of the Grizzly Lake scramble, follow the right(west) side of the creek up as far as you can.
It starts off as easy 4th/5th class and soon becomes ~5.6 lower angle slab. We were ~15' to the right of the waterfall this entire pitch (P1) Once this becomes steep (and at a break in the slope), start to head to the right towards a fairly obvious block with 2 cracks on it. (P2) After climbing over a lot of choss, reach a fairly clean vertical off width.(P3, 5.10, ~80')There is a left crack also, but we followed the right vertical one. We had to french free a few moves on this section. Go up, over, and then scramble over some boulders to the left for the next pitch. From here climb around the big rock and enter a squeeze chimney (5.9+) and then a second squeeze chimney. (P4) After this there is an easy but chossy scramble to the lake (P5). Walk off.
Pitches 3+4 are good and will be great if cleaned up some more. The view of the waterfall and the valley below are awesome for the entire climb.