Avg: 1 from 1 vote
|Type:||Trad, 850 ft, 7 pitches, Grade II|
|FA:||ACB: Matt Dobbs and Jean-Luc Michaud (July 11, 2015)|
|Page Views:||202 total, 15/month|
|Shared By:||Matt D on Oct 8, 2016|
DescriptionThe route follows the easiest line up the LHS slabs of the South Face. Variations of this line have undoubtably been climbed before. Here I describe the line we took July 11, 2015.
p1 (50m, 5.2) From the stage, traverse right to the left-ward rising arch. Follow it up until its possible to break out right and traverse right on slab to a series of overlaps (belay on slung big boulder)
p2 (30m, 5.2) straight up to tree islands
p3 (30-40m, 5.3) traverse left and below the next tree island on slab to bottom of the large gully/crack feature, dirty in places.
p4 (30-35m,5.3) up gully/crack to a natural belay below its steep section.
p5 (30-35m, 5.4) up the the steep section of the gully/crack to slab and 15m further to a 2 fixed-point belay
p6 (60m rope stretcher, 5.4 (5.2R)) Straight up on friction past a fixed point of protection (5.4), then increasingly easy (5.2R,) until crack and left-facing overlap with a natural gear belay in a flaring crack (save two 0.5-1” cams or tricams for the belay). This is a full 60m pitch, with no gear between the bolt and the crack.
p7 (25m, 5.3) move up right over the overlap and traverse to the tree island.