Type: Trad, Alpine, 800 ft (242 m), 7 pitches, Grade III
FA: Ryan Davis, Seth Kane, Ian Dodds September 2019
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Shared By: Talas Savant on Sep 3, 2019 · Updates
Admins: GRK, Zach Wahrer

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This route ascends the north wall of Meenie Spire from about half height of the couloir to gain the east ridge. The first pitch is a bit licheny, but provides awesome, high quality climbing!  The FA went at about 6 pitches, but one could easily break it down into shorter sections. Most of the pitches are in the 5.10 range, most notably the section before gaining the east ridge: a cool .3 sized crimp traverse. Once on the ridge enjoy classic aesthetic climbing with fair route finding. The last technical pitch seems improbable and has some airy climbing! The FA was done in 14 hours car-to-car.

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From Elbow Lake head up to the right.  Climb the couloir between Meenie and Minie through some 5.7 approaching, this would be snow in the early season. At about half height, across from a grassy ledge on the south side of Miney, scramble up to a small grassy ledge to start the route. Roughly underneath some big overhanging corners, which you climb left of. The route traverses out left from the ledge to start. From the summit, a 60 meter rap to the north gets you to the Meenie Miney Col.

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Double rack.

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