All Locations > California > Sierra Eastside > Lone Pine Area > Whitney Portal > The Beach, Right Side
Avg: 4 from 7 votes
|Type:||Trad, 230 ft, 3 pitches|
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|Shared By:||Darrell Hensel on Mar 6, 2013|
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Portal Road Closure Details
Due to rockfall, duration unknown
DescriptionThe first line on the wall, and still the longest. Three good pitches of varied face climbing.
Pitch 1: Scramble up the left leaning seam to start. Follow bolts up the steepening slab, tending left. Finally, proceed straight up toward the left tip of the roof to a two bolt hanging station. Great 11b pitch, worth doing by itself.
Pitch 2: Step left a few feet, go past a couple of bolts, back right a little, then up and curve right following the line of small knobs and edges that go through the steep section. End at a two bolt stance. This is a realtively short pitch. 12a.
Pitch 3: Move left a few feet on easy climbing then follow the line of bolts up the clean slab. Starting at the about the third bolt the climbing is reasonably continuous on small holds and smears for the remainder of the pitch, with a distinct crux near the top. 12a.
For value added the first two pitches can be combined into a single pitch. Doing this might add a letter to the overall grade, who knows.
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