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The Stritch Route

5.6 PG13, Trad, 200 ft (61 m), 2 pitches,  Avg: 3 from 1 vote
FA: Carter and Kendra Stritch 09-20-2015
Michigan > Upper Peninsula > Norwich Ledge

Description

Start at the small rock pedestal/platform and climb up between a tree and a bush, with athe tree on your right. Angle up and left through a slab section with good feet to a groove and then skirt left around the small roof. You will find a small belay ledge at 45m on climbers left. A #3 and #4 can be used at the belay. From the belay, go up some slightly vegetated slab to the top passing over a long ledge with some small bushes to sling, 30m. Belay from trees in the woods.

Location

Far west end of the cliff. Scramble up 30 feet to a small platform great for flaking out the rope. Start of route is located at 46.65404, 89.51511 As of September 2017 there were small rock cairns at the top and bottom of the route.

Protection

standard double rack. A #3 and #4 Camalot can be used at the belay ledge.

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Kendra on the 2nd pitch of "The Stritch Route" during the FA
[Hide Photo] Kendra on the 2nd pitch of "The Stritch Route" during the FA
Brian on the first pitch of The Stritch Route.
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