Avg: 3 from 2 votes
|Type:||Trad, Alpine, 900 ft, 6 pitches, Grade III|
|FA:||Perhaps J. Neathawk, B. Collett, Sept. 2012|
|Page Views:||1,152 total, 18/month|
|Shared By:||Ben Collett on Sep 23, 2012|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionThis is really a direct start to the SW Corner, but it makes that route feel a lot more entertaining.
1) Climb a steep crack for about 20 feet to a white piece of tat on a ledge. Move left about ten feet to some steep flakes and follow the slightly overhung wall above to a series of left angling ramps that one follows until one can step left to below the obvious corner on the 2nd pitch. 160 feet, 5.10- R.
2) Follow the corner with a nice fingers to offwidth crack until it ends. Then follow easier terrain to a large ledge near the SW arete of the Petit. 120 feet, 5.10-.
3) Follow the arete and corner systems just to the right to a ledge below the groove feature on the arete. 200 feet, 5.7.
From here, three more pitches take you to the top by way of the SW Corner route.