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Eagle's Claw, The T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
NE Ridge, Mt. St. Nicholas T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
North Face of Heavy Runner T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Quadra-Fecta T 4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b PG13
Trough, The T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Type: Trad, Alpine, 1000 ft, 7 pitches, Grade III
FA: Greg Aguinaga Ontiveros (GWA) July 1994
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Shared By: Granite RockofAges on Jul 12, 2015 with updates
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Big Horn Sheep Closures Details


The Trough follows an obvious depression in the south face of the Pollock Mtn Spur. Many variations and lines can be done up this wide trough. Generally 5.7 - 5.9 moves with intermittent ledge systems for belays. Decent rock for GNP. Lots of loose rock on ledges. Crux moves depend on line chosen.


Route is located directly north of Logan Pass. The Spur is the main face visible from the visitors center parking lot. Ascend scree field up to base of cliff. Descent route is down-climbing 3rd-4th class gully east of climb. If wrong gully chosen, multiple rappels may be necessary.


Various Trad Gear: wires, nuts and cams to 3"-4"
No bolts or fixed gear. No Anchors. Carry pitons for rapping off in emergencies.


on the road
bricepollock   on the road
This climb is currently in a restricted area due to big horn sheep habitat and is indefinitely off limits. See photo for relevant area. Jul 14, 2017
Although I free soloed The Trough in 1994 when I first climbed it, after repeating the climb July 2015, I would recommend rope, helmet and gear. Lots of rock fall potential from mountain goats and big horn sheep from above. Facebook Photos of This Climb with Write Up.

Jul 12, 2015