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Routes in Portal Peak

Stargate T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Type: Trad, 160 ft, 2 pitches
FA: Chris Hirsch, Andy Koosman, Sept. 5, 2015 (Ground Up)
Page Views: 193 total · 7/month
Shared By: AhK on Sep 8, 2015
Admins: Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Andy Busse, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty

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Description

This is the striking finger crack on the East face.

P1: (5.10-, 80’) Start in dirty cracks on East face. Climb up and left on good gear to a small roof. Hand traverse under the roof for a wild exit into the finger crack. Follow the finger crack past a tree to a nice belay ledge. This pitch is covered in moss and lichen but is surprisingly fun!

P2: (5.8, 80’) Climb the clean finger crack as it slowly widens to hands. If this pitch was anywhere near a road, it would be an all-time classic!

Descent: From the summit, scramble down to a minor summit with webbing. A single 70m rope will get you down.

Location

East face of Portal Peak.

Protection

Nuts, 2 x Red C3-#3, 1 x #4 & #5

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