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Type: Trad, Alpine, 5000 ft, 20 pitches, Grade IV
FA: Eric Gabel & Ian Feruson, early 2000s
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Shared By: Bruce Morris on Aug 20, 2016
Admins: Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, AWinters, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description [Suggest Change]

The eastern-most of the four aretes leading up the south flank of Lee Vining Canyon to the broad summit of the Dana Plateau. The arete is over a mile long and ends near the top of the Third Pillar route. It's hard to talk about numbers of individual pitches since you will only rope up at certain crux points along the ridge. Walking, scrambling and the odd roped move here and there according to the confidence level of the climbers involved. The FA party brought a hundred feet of 8mm, but say they never used it.

Location [Suggest Change]

About a 45 minute hike along the Ellery Mining Road on a contour leading across the south flank of Lee Vining Canyon.

Protection [Suggest Change]

Regular rack, stoppers, runners, and a short rope.


Slight correction on the FA spelling. It's Ian Feruson. Aug 26, 2016
Bruce Morris
Soulsbyville, CA
Bruce Morris   Soulsbyville, CA
Got it, Eric! Name changed to Ian Feruson. So should all Ferguson be changed to Feruson? Sounds like it. Aug 26, 2016

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