Eagle's Nest Powell Traverse
Avg: 3 from 2 votes
Routes in Eagle's Nest
|Eagle's Nest Powell Traverse T 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a|
|Type:||Trad, Alpine, 5000 ft, Grade II|
|FA:||Curt Krieser, Howard Friedman, 1943|
|Page Views:||751 total, 19/month|
|Shared By:||Ryan Marsters on Aug 20, 2014|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionThis is typical Gore. Scramble along top at 3rd to 5.easy, depending on route-choice, over and around fun gendarmes, slabs, and blocky ridge. As is usual in the Gore, there are bypasses available on the West side.
The crux is near the saddle - a slabby start to right facing dihedral just off the West side of the ridge. It is airy 5.3/5.4 or so for 40 feet. Go EN->Powell to upclimb.
The traverse can be completed via lower West side ledges at Class 3/4.
Descend Powell via the South slopes (class 2) to Kneeknocker Pass (regain required), the South ridge (scramble), or via the South slopes and then cutting over the South Ridge (Class 3 briefly).