Type: Trad, Alpine, 2800 ft (848 m), 18 pitches, Grade VI
FA: Nathan Macdonald, Tony Mclane July 2014
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Shared By: tonymclane McLane on May 6, 2015
Admins: Mark Roberts, Mauricio Herrera Cuadra, Kate Lynn, Braden Batsford

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Sustained throughout. Access via shooting gallery 5.11a or 7th rifle 5.10.a (dry later in season than shooting). Upper headwall splitter is money. Flake pitches mid prow are mental crux. If bailing hike downhill and take first feasible line skiers left back to east creek bivy (2 hours 4th class) tricky when wet.

Location Suggest change

West face north howser.
Consult guidebook to locate desired start point.
Descend north ridge then shortly rap skiers right(east face) 5 or so raps. Single rope raps untill shrund which is 50m or so.

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Standard rack plus one #5cam
No bolts or pitons, no fixed gear. 70meter rope was useful.