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South Face [Suggest Change]
Avg: 1 from 1 vote
|Type:||Trad, Alpine, 60 ft, 2 pitches|
|Page Views:||245 total · 6/month|
|Shared By:||Justin Johnsen on Dec 24, 2014|
|Admins:||Aron Quiter, Lurker, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
Description [Suggest Change]
The path of least resistance the the summit, though not that apparent until you're right under it. Typically called class 4, and most moves on it are that: intuitively ladder-like. I called it easy 5th because there were a couple of distinctly climbingish moves on it that a scrambler wouldn't usually encounter (at the chimney, and especially starting the downclimb from the top). If using a rope, the summit route breaks naturally into two short pitches.
Location [Suggest Change]
Circumnavigate the peak to scramble loose but easy class 2 and 3 terrain to the start of the largest gully on the south face.
Protection [Suggest Change]
The volcanic stone is quite loose and covered in gravel, especially after recent rain. More of a "sling it and see" place than holes for chocks. I think many people free solo it.