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Southeast Face T,S 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Southeast Ridge S 5.0 2- 4 I 6 MM 1c
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Type: Sport, Alpine, 200 ft, 3 pitches, Grade II
FA: Wesley Grande, Jay Todd, Joseph Vance - August 1947
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Shared By: Jeff Hebert on Sep 15, 2013
Admins: Scott Coldiron, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick

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Description [Edit]

While this ridge climb is relatively short and without much in the way of technical difficulty, it follows solid rock and is in a breathtaking position with views of Buckner, Boston, Sahale, and Johannesberg during the climb, then a 360-degree summit panorama adding in Forbidden, Eldorado, and a sea of other peaks further away.

P1: From the notch, skirt the ridge to climber's right on large blocks, then follow a dihedral up a couple moves to the ridge and a belay.
P2: Follow solid rock on the ridge proper with good gear.
P3: Scramble at or slightly right of the ridge to the summit.

To descend, scramble back to the top of pitch 2, rap that pitch, then scramble over to a large block above the notch and rap again.

Location [Edit]

From the end of the approach at the notch, gain the ridge on P1 and stay on it from that point to the summit.

Protection [Edit]

Light rack to 2.5"



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