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Routes in The Adamants

Adamant-Turret-Austerity Traverse T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Direct Northwest Ridge of Outpost T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
East Peak of Gothics - "North East" Ridge T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a PG13
Houdini Needle(s) "Std" Route & Houdini-Pythias Traverse T 3rd 1- 1 I 1 M 1a
Iron Man- Gibson/Rohn T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Mt Thor - East Ridge T 4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b
N E Ridge of Pioneer T 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c A1
NorthEast Ridge Mt. Austerity (Nester Ridge) T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b WI3 A1
Pioneer via Pioneer Pass & East Ridge T Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c WI2+
South Buttress, Adamant Mountain T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
W. Face of Quadrant's So. Peak ("Cross-Hall") T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b A1 PG13
West Buttress of the Horn T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c R
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Type: Trad, Aid, Alpine, 1500 ft, Grade III
FA: R Hall, S Latham, M-J Cross, & T. Russler 1981
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Shared By: Robert Hall on Jan 31, 2017
Admins: Kate Lynn

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5.7+ / 5.8- A-0 / A-1

This is route #502 in the Jones guidebook.

Take the glacier past Pioneer Pass and swing around to the west side of the buttress. Climb up a snow slope (hopefully still there with glacial recession) to a notch in the ridge.

Follow the ridge all the way. Mostly easy rock, reasonably solid (don't stray too far from the crest) until confronted with an obvious jamcrack.
Up this (5.7 / 5.8 A0/A1) and then on to the top.

Jones indicates there's a slightly easier ( 5.7 "R") but unprotected variant on a face to the left (east) but I don't recall that.

Descend via the East Snowfields route through Friendship Col


Reasonable rack...recollection is the crux crack was 1" to 3" wide.