Avg: 3 from 1 vote
|Type:||Trad, Aid, 9 pitches, Grade V|
|FA:||June 1987, Russ Johnson and Glen Cambron|
|Page Views:||616 total, 16/month|
|Shared By:||Russell Johnson on Aug 21, 2014|
DescriptionThis route ascends the left side of the south face of Flathead Peak. As originally done the route had a lot of aid climbing (perhaps some of that has gone free since). A single bolt (hand-drilled 1/4") was placed on the first ascent (on pitch 2). Apparently a subsequent party took a whipper on this bolt, so its present condition is unknown.
After five pitches there is a very nice bivy ledge. After 8 pitches, the route joins Fresh Aire (at a bolt). From there, it is one more pitch to the top.
I have uploaded a topo of the route and a photograph (the red dots are the belay stances we used on the first ascent).