South Arete [Suggest Change]
Avg: 2 from 2 votes
|Type:||Trad, 200 ft|
|FA:||? undocumented ?|
|Page Views:||251 total · 4/month|
|Shared By:||Tony B on Jan 13, 2013|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
Access Issue: Temporary Trail and Raptor Closures Details
Access Issue: Closed April-Oct Details
The Harmon flatironette and cave are closed to human traffic from April 1 -Oct 1 to protect a population of Townsends Big Eared Bats. Please avoid the area during the closure.
Description [Suggest Change]
Follow the blunt South arete to the top of the cliff, staying within an arms reach of it. This route feels more "5th class" in some sections than others, and the subgrade I have given reflects the overall feel of it. There may be a slightly harder move here or there. The rock is cleaner, less broken, and is more exposed than the standard 'East Face South Side' 4th class slab.
Location [Suggest Change]
This route ascends the very South edge of the Harmon Flatironette. Go South to the South edge of the SW Slab, perhaps 30 meters SW of the Cave entrance, on the "deeper" inset level of the Flatironette. Walk uphill slightly around the blunt South arete to a point where you can step onto the rock, perhaps 5 meters below the lowest point, just above a small downed tree.
Protection [Suggest Change]
To be edited in.