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

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Description

From 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.

Location

see description

Protection

Single rack, .2-#5. Big gear (#4/5) is helpful for P3 & P4. Lots of small gear or nuts for P1 (however its easy and can be run out)

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