Top Rope Routes on "North"/"West" Face
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|Type:||Trad, 60 ft|
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|Shared By:||Robert Hall on Jun 8, 2015|
|Admins:||Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Robert Hall, Jonathan Steitzer|
Description3 short routes, coupled with alternate starts and variants, on the "North Face" are usually top-roped from the bolts. (Although the furthest left crack may have been FA'd on a late 1960's AMC "upcountry" trip).
Rap from the bolts [see NOTE !] at the top of the North Face, 60 ft down to a ledge with a pine tree. By placing directional gear in cracks near the top, at least 3 or 4 routes can be safely top-roped, one of which (not sure exactly which one) seems to include some of the climbing on the "Left Variant". See Sketch-Topo PHOTO.
To get to the left most of the 3 climbs, (and the 5.7 start to the middle (5.8) "crack") chimney/climb up 6-8ft to the "next level" on the ramp.
NOTE: One of the bolts is a 1/2 inch (yes, 1/2") with a steel hanger, the other is an older 5/16" / 3.8" with a commercial Aluminum hanger. This bolt is DRIVEN INTO WHAT IS NOW* 'HOLLOW SOUNDING' ROCK. BACK IT UP WITH TCU's OR NUTS BEFORE USING !
- One assumes the rock was originally sound.