Type: Trad
FA: Karl Henize
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Shared By: Karl Henize on Oct 11, 2016
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A nice easy introduction to the immaculate granite of Ala Acha. Choose your own adventure, among infinite variations, as you climb from one granite ridge to the next. You can make it as hard or easy as you desire.

Very low commitment, as you can rap to 2nd or 3rd class ground with a single rope along most of the ridges. The ridges are also discontinuous, so there are frequent opportunities to walk off.

The variation that I climbed was mostly on the 5.5-5.6 difficulty range. The rock was solid and easy to protect.

Location Suggest change

Starting from the lower camp, at the first waterfall, go back down the trail until you find a clearing in the vegetation for relatively unobstructed access to the grassy meadow and talus field above. Scramble up the talus field until you get to the first rock buttress.

Protection Suggest change

No bolts. Only natural protection. Single rack of cams and nuts should be sufficient.