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|Type:||Sport, Alpine, 2000 ft (606 m), 15 pitches, Grade III|
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|Shared By:||ntableman on Aug 12, 2015|
|Admins:||Phil Lauffen, Shawn Heath|
Bring a little trad gear for the bolt-free spots.
It rained 2 days before we climbed it and the result in August was about 3/4 of the climb being soaking wet, with water dripping off gear even.
There is nothing much else to mention other than this route seems to be very popular, expect jams.
The descent is ungodly - hike about an hour up to the peak, rap/hike 2 times or so, some more hiking, then rap 3-5 times down the backside of the chimney between The peak to the right of FB and one 2 to the right. This hike to the main rap is super sketchy and we were not surprised to see notes on many deaths over the years. If you are not used to sketchy ridge scrambles allow extra time for roping up. The hike out, after the last raps was much longer than listed. One key thing on the hike is to follow the path of red dots/flags to a sort-of-klettersteig and follow it hikers left around the foot of the buttress, this will prevent you from dropping down lower from the hut than needed.