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NE Pillar of Nellion T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a WI1 M1 C1- Easy Snow R
North Face Standard Route T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Point John T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Southeast Face of Nelion T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
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Type: Trad, Alpine, 750 ft, 8 pitches, Grade II
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Nate Flynn on Aug 16, 2013
Admins: BigRed11

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The standard route up Point John which is the tower below the summit towers of batian and nelion is the crack and gully system just off the Lewis glacier.


cross Lewis Glacier from Austrian Hut and scramble up to the base of the large face above you.


alpine rack


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The normal route up Point John (the original Eric Shipton Route) is about 5.3 - 5.4, nothing like 5.8+. Apr 21, 2018

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