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|Type:||Trad, 150 ft, 3 pitches, Grade II|
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|Shared By:||Christopher Czaplicki on Nov 7, 2017|
|Admins:||Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick|
From the base of the north face:
P1- About 50' of class 4 in the center of the face, up smooth dark slabs. This is the easiest pitch and many parties may choose to skip the rope.
P2- The crux pitch. Move the belay about 100' right (west) from the top of pitch one to nearly the NW corner to a short 10' dihedral. This can be climbed by a combination of stemming, OW climbing and mantling to a ledge just below the squeeze chimney. Slowly work yourself into the tight crack (that's what she said). Our party had better luck facing out from the wall, and using some larger rocks stacked below to level up on.
P3- At the top of the squeeze pitch. Move the belay about 10' south to an obvious chimney. Very easy climbing in the lower half ends with a slightly exposed mantle move out and to the right. A horizontal crack at the mantle can be protected with cams as well as passive pro with a nice narrowing partway across.
At the top of the third pitch, pick up a use trail to the northeast corner of the summit cliff bands with some easy class 3 to the summit.
A trip report with more beta photos:
To descend, scramble down the summit cliff bands and hike along the brim of the east face, finding a large dead pine tree near the center several feet from the edge. This has been used for at least 20 years. Current setup is webbing with a Quicklink, plan on bringing more webbing as needed.
The rappel station is off a dead tree in the center of the east face. Two 60m ropes required. Plan on bringing extra webbing to replace as needed.