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|Type:||Trad, 100 ft (30 m)|
|FA:||Jim Opdyke (and who else?)|
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|Shared By:||Adam Baylor on Jul 21, 2020|
|Admins:||Nate Ball, Scott Coldiron, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick, Z Winters|
The east face is closed to climbing year-round due to possible sensitive/endangered plant species.
See Closure section below for more details.
The hiker's trail is closed, literally blocked by a huge metal gate. Climbers must rappel from Grassy Ledges. Do not top out Young Warriors or SE Corner! Also consider not climbing Jill's Thrill as this will be the primary rappel line from Grassy Ledges.
If climbing Young Warriors, stop at P2 and rappel down the route with a 70m rope or traverse left to join SE Corner. For SE Corner, stop at Grass Ledges after P4. Rappel Jill's Thrill (3 raps with a 60m, 2 raps with a 70m, knot your ends) to Snag Ledge and then one more rappel to the ground.
Please understand that, with the trail closed, the most popular routes will get congested with two-way traffic. If you are a novice multi-pitch climber, strongly reconsider climbing on the South Face this season, as the route-finding is complex, and slow groups will create potentially dangerous situations for others.
The West Face is a fine alternative for those looking for a multi-pitch outing without the complexities and safety concerns presented by the South Face.
Uprising starts at the base of the Southeast Corner's "Ramp Pitch" which is just above the off-width/chimney problem. Instead of heading to the right (east) on the SE Corner, Uprising ascends the rock directly above the chimney for about 50 feet and veers far left (west) for another 50' or so. Follow a series of meandering cracks up the face and easy ledges until you come to a small grassy, gravelly ledge at a big headwall. From this point, place a re-direct and work your way left up 4th/3rd class terrain until you reach an obvious ledge for a belay. This is sometimes referred to as the Duck Blind.
Some climbers get off route easily on Uprising so be sure to examine the route and see where people have traveled before you. If it's extremely overgrown, you may be in the wrong spot! But expect some plant growth on the route.
Build an anchor and belay up your partner. From here, you can walk over loose terrain to another 3rd class section continuing westward for about 100' ... eventually, you can walk to the Hiker Trail and cross the railing.