Type: Trad, Alpine, 1500 ft (455 m), 15 pitches, Grade III
FA: Stewart Johnson c. 2010
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Shared By: Bruce Morris on Feb 24, 2017
Admins: Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, AWinters, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Vicki Schwantes, Justin Johnsen

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Long mixed snow-rock-ice couloir that runs directly up the gully between the North Ellery Ridge and 'The Backbone' route on the north-facing slope of Lee Vining Canyon. Summits on Dana Plateau and returns back down Ellery Bowl to Ellery Lake. According to Dave Custer, in the summer, this same line is a fine rock outing; the final headwall can be avoided by heading to the climber's right into the next gully (IV) which reduces the difficulty to 3rd class.


The north-facing slope of Lee Vining Canyon


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