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Routes in Aasgard Pass
|Acid Baby T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b|
|Valkyrie, The T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Type:||Trad, 1000 ft, 6 pitches, Grade II|
|FA:||Blake Herrington, Scott and Graham, June 2012|
|Page Views:||3,395 total, 129/month|
|Shared By:||Priti Wright on Sep 27, 2015|
|Admins:||Scott Coldiron, Nate Ball, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick|
DescriptionIt was a quality climb with only a few spots of dirty or mungy climbing. Crux is 2nd pitch.
P1. Up slab 5.8 to corner which is fun and protects well 5.10-. Belay at the orange
wall, big horn 10ft below orange rock. 5.10- 55m
P2. Step out right and into crack (fairly heady move) 5.10b/c. Continue up widening crack to a short off-width. A #3 cam fits in the back half way up, but the last ten feet it is useful to have a #5 if you are not comfortable with offwidth. Continue up to left facing hand crack 5.10. Belay at the end here on horn, semi-hanging belay or with a 70 continue straight up for another ~25m on face holds and cracks to a blocky belay. 5.10 55m
P3. Straight up cracks on the prow. Veer left at an angling ramp to a great belay ledge. 5.10- 35m
P4. Starts with a hidden traverse on jugs, straight right for 25', pull right under a hanging arête into splitter hands and fists not visible from below. Don't be tempted to go up the first cracks you see, if you keep going right you will get to the great hand crack. 5.8+ 40m
P5. Starts with easy cracks, and aim for the awesome steep headwall with a left arching splitter finger crack and wild knobs. When the finger cracks peters out you move up and right on knob jugs to the tower's prow. Belay here where it joins with the last pitch of acid baby. 5.10- 35m
P6. This is also the last pitch of Acid Baby. A wild ridge traverse with great exposure leads you to the top of a gully. Stick to the top for maximum fun. 5.9 40m~
Descent: Go up and around one more rock buttress and up and over a small col. Go down the chossy gully. There's a little 5.0 non-exposed downclimbing, and traverse on some ledges aiming for a small lake. Continue traversing to join the Aasgard Pass trail.
Alternatively continue up further to a larger chossy gully and down to the small lake and on to the trail.