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West Face T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b A0
Type: Trad, Aid, 260 ft, 2 pitches, Grade III
FA: Fred Beckey and Pete Schoening 1950 First Winter Ascent John Plotz and Kyle Flick, 2/7/2009
Page Views: 590 total · 16/month
Shared By: Jplotz on Mar 11, 2015
Admins: Scott Coldiron, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick, Nate Ball

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Description

The West Face route is a fun bolt ladder after a wandry but easy approach pitch of approximately 5.7 climbing. The bolts on the ladder are old and somewhat dodgy looking. I used tie offs through some of the hangars as they were unable to accommodate regular biners. Although these days of very low profile biners that may not be an issue anymore. The top anchor is nice and new and very reliable. The exposure on this route is memorable.

Location

See opening page for location.

Protection

Light alpine rack is all that's needed and basic aid gear. One etrier would provably suffice, or even just standing in slings if you have a long reach. I remember having to top step at least once.

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