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Routes in Gertch's Half Brother

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West Face T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Type: Trad, 450 ft, 4 pitches
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Karl R. Kiser on Jan 16, 2016
Admins: Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski

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Access Issue: Placement of bolts/fixed anchors is prohibited in Wilderness Study Areas Details

Description

P1: Face climb upward following discontinuous cracks to a good stance.
P2: Climb left and upward to another good stance close to a corner and roof system.
P3: Traverse right avoiding the roof until one reaches a major weakness in the face.
P4: Follow the weakness to the top of the climb where one can unrope.

Location

Start in the center of Gertch's Half Brother slightly left of a major weakness in the face.
Walk off left and continue down to the last rap of Gertch's Folly (probably old bolts).

Protection

Standard Organ trad rack. There may be a couple of old pitons on the route.

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