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Trad, 300 ft, 3 pitches,
Avg: 3.5 from 2
FA: Steve Mabley
> Tettegouche SP…
> Palisade Head
Start may of changed as mention in RC M&W pg146 in the description for the route. I started on a small ledge to the left of what appeared to be a more direct start but has since collapsed.
P1) Stepping off the ledge around the small protrusion and upward toward the series of broken ledges is easy with sparse protection. Once on route proper the climbing remains straightforward through crack systems up to a slabby off-width where a natural chock with two pieces of worn nylon webbing are tied with water knots. Top out of that short but strenuous crack to a stance with two crumbling but sturdy, stubby pillars.
P2) From the belay disappear around the corner to the left on a small but easily traversed ledge, with great exposure to your right over looking the lake. A relatively easy series of ledges leading up and down to the ominous dark chimney / off-width climbing ahead requires some route finding skills and commitment.
P3) Start just below the large boulder thats lodged and creating a key hole entry, lots of loose rock here up the dull gully. Carefully climbing through the key hole and into a nice stance below the next short but intriguing off-width (#6 in the far back of the crack). atop the off width is more 5.easy with lots of loose rock, belayer must be tentative. into a comfortable chimney harboring your belay just before the top.
Route #21 in RC M&W pg146, climbers right of "Scars and Tripes Forever", Mostly located in the Southern Ramparts Center.