Type: Sport, Alpine, 185 ft, 3 pitches
FA: Dustin Clark, Urmas Franosch 10/2002
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Shared By: davefaus on Sep 14, 2017
Admins: Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, AWinters, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

Fun, exposed climbing in a backcountry setting just 30-45 minutes from the car

P1. Climb a hand crack past a bolt (and/or place a cam) to a ledge. From here make your way up the right side of the face and arete to a bolted belay .10b 80'

P2. Climb up the arete, stepping right at some point when things get thin, then back left. Really fun pitch and felt pretty heads up (maybe I was just gripped from the exposure). 15' below the top of this pitch I found myself in a 8' ow section, but you could probably bypass it on the face. Belay at bolts on a big ledge below a nice boulder problem in the sky .11b 80'

P3. This is a short pitch, 25 feet maybe. Right off the belay it's on! Hug, slap, and tickle your way up the steep (overhanging) pillar in front of you for a few bolts and enjoy the wild position .11b 25'

Recommended to link p1 and p2. It is possible to link all 3 with a 70m but a combination of rope drag and a ledge below some hard moves on p3 convinced us not to.

Rappel with 60 or 70m rope

Approach

Park at the Horseshoe Lake parking lot and take the McLeod lake trail up to the lake, passing it on the north side. As the trail begins to descend toward mammoth pass stay to the left and take the obvious gully. There is a used trail that will make things much nicer. At the far right side of the Mammoth Crest there is a sandy bowl with a buttress to the lookers right side. This is where you will find the County Line Buttress and this climb.

Protection

Bolts. Opt. 2.5" piece For p1

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