Type: Trad, Alpine, 220 ft (67 m), 3 pitches
FA: Paul Boving and Steve Pollock
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Shared By: Priti Wright on Jun 14, 2015
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Access Issue: Seasonal Raptor Closure at Newhalem Crags March 1st to mid-July Details


Climb the first three pitches of the Southwest Rib of SEWS, and go left at the ledge. You can see the incredible two roofs, the money pitch.

P4: 40' of very loose 5.2 climbing to a decent belay stance just below the roofs.
P5: ~100' of incredible and powerful 5.10b climbing, going under and pulls up the double roofs. Protects well, but watch for the loose block at the start.
P6: 80' starts out in a easy chimney to 5.9 thin hands, step right, and you are at the top of the bear hug pitch of SW Rib. Continue to the awesome ledge with great position.

Finish up to the summit with the rest of the pitches of SW Rib.


3 pitches up SEWS, via SW Rib or NW Face
If going up SW Rib, you can link pitch 3 and the 5.2 P4


Gear for SW Rib
The roofs take .5-3" very well. Bring extras of these (doubles)