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Routes in The Nun

Route 2 T 5.0 2- 4 I 6 MM 1c
Type: Trad, 300 ft, 2 pitches, Grade II
FA: Colwell, Page, Renfro, Sande, White, 1983
Page Views: 290 total, 10/month
Shared By: Matt Stewart on Aug 4, 2015
Admins: Scott Coldiron, Nate Ball, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick

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Description

A single low-fifth-class pitch on pillow basalt to the summit ridge follows a fourth-class scramble up the east ridge, which can be gained by climbing a mossy friction slab on the north side of the ridge. Scramble west along the ridge to the summit.

Great views of Destroyer, Enigma, Constance, etc., from a small but sharp-looking peak. Exposure off the south side of the east ridge makes it sporty.

Location

The start of the route is at the base of the Nun's north face above the boulder fields of the climber's trail that leaves the Tunnel Creek trail westbound near the bridge beyond the Tunnel Creek shelter.

Three <50m rappels from the top drops you off the east ridge and back above the boulderfield.

Protection

Cracks on the 5.0 pitch take trad. The scramble up the friction slab and along the narrow east ridge can be protected somewhat with slings around vegetation.

Rappelling off the east end of the summit ridge requires leaving a sling and hunting for a suitable place for it.

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