Auld Lang Syne
Avg: 2 from 1 vote
|Type:||Trad, 175 ft, 2 pitches|
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|Shared By:||JFM on Apr 12, 2016|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionAs described in the Gillett guide, this is a two-pitch affair.
P1 ascends a grungy off-fingers right-facing dihedral adorned with two bushes (about 50 feet?) to a nice, wide ledge. Traverse the ledge leftward (passing the Eric Couldn't Come crack), and belay at the next right-facing dihedral.
P2 follows the corner - with short jaunts to the face - to an OW/fists bulge that must be overcome (crux) then continues up. There are more bushes to drag yourself through! Ramps and easy mantles lead to a belay ledge still shy of the local summit.
LocationCross the river in the side, shallow area just past the National Forest sign (barely upstream from the log home). Bushwhack up a narrow "path" to the base of the route. Belay from a small platform.
To descend, scramble south up a wide fin, step across to the left, and then climb down a notch to a large wedged chockstone. There may or may not be webbing in situ, so be prepared to leave some cord and a rap ring. A 70m will get you to the ground, then hike down a gully that is accessed by a large pine-tree - this will get you back to the riverbank.
It appears a walk-off is possible to the south, but we did not explore this option.