Avg: 2 from 1 vote
|Type:||Trad, 700 ft (212 m), 7 pitches, Grade III|
|FA:||DV & Jason Wheatley|
|Page Views:||295 total · 17/month|
|Shared By:||Dylan Valvo on Apr 28, 2020|
|Admins:||Aaron Parlier, Steve Lineberry|
As of 2021, there is a new online method for acquiring day and annual passes to Whitesides here: recreation.gov/activitypass…. $3 for a day pass, $15 for an annual pass.
The bottom 4 pitches alone are called Fools Gold but when linked into Fight The Power you get a proper top to bottom, all gear, adventure route of the north face in its entirety. These pitches can be dirty and/or wet. If you want clean perfect rock don’t bother with this route.
Pitch 1 Trend up slab passing through shallow corners eventually running it out and traversing right to gain the upper crack of the chimney. Plug a large unit in crack and shimmy safely to ledge and make belay. 5.10
Pitch 2 Follow finger crack out right till it ends and then make a 20’ run to tree ledge up high. Build belay. 5.9
Pitch 3 The jungle pitch. From here choose your adventure... I went left to an offwidth after decking when I went right. While climbing the offwidth you can look out left and see bolts for conquistador, cut back right for a bit and build a belay. 5.What??
Pitch 4 mantle over buldge and climb face eventually bushwhacking to the cat walk. Trend slightly right on the catwalk to put yourself under Fight The Power. 5.moss+
Pitches 5-7 climb super fun route Fight The Power.