Type: Trad, 400 ft (121 m)
FA: Matt Scherer (free solo)
Page Views: 226 total · 14/month
Shared By: matt scherer on Feb 8, 2022
Admins: Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Mikel Madsen, Mark Rafferty

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This route climbs the massive NW pillar on elkhorn.

Begin in a large right facing dihedral at the base of the pillar, at the top of the dihedral enter the “icebox” chimney. At the top of the icebox trend right up flakes to the base of a shallow left facing dihedral. Here I climbed out right through large dishes and a small slabby section, had the dihedral not been filled with ice I probably would have climbed it. At the top of the face you will find another left facing dihedral (very large and can see from the ground). Climb this dihedral about less than half way up to a horizontal break. Follow the break out right and onto the arete of the large dihedral, climb the low angle slab using the arete for the first bit. At the top of the slab, stem up at steep bit and then follow the water grooves and the arete to the summit.

I descended to the east through some easyish down climbing 


The NW face of elkhorn


Standard rack