5.11+ YDS 7a French 24 Ewbanks VIII UIAA 24 ZA E4 6a British
Avg: 3 from 1 vote
|Type:||Trad, Alpine, 1200 ft (364 m), 7 pitches, Grade III|
|FA:||Jeff Lowe & Ted Ebel|
|Page Views:||108 total · 11/month|
|Shared By:||Dylan Valvo on Aug 6, 2022|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC|
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This is a cool Jeff Lowe route that was given the grade 11b. My partner and I both agree the crux would be 5.12 down lower on the front range so we’ll leave letters out of this and call it 11+ till further notice.
Pitch 1. Climb the blocks left of the corner till you gain a 16’ pillar that is leaning against the wall above. Climb either the right or left side of the pillar up a face, and build a belay, 5.9+.
Pitch 2. Continue up cracks till under a giant corner. Climb slab to a ledge, and build a belay, 5.8.
Pitch 3. Climb slab to a left-leaning ramp. Follow the ramp to a ledge, 5.8.
Pitch 4. Follow flakes out right to a right-facing, right-arching corner, 5.9.
Pitch 5. Climb a right-facing/right-arching corner till you reach the snow bench, 5.10.
Pitch 6. Climb the right-facing dihedral on the left side of the bench. Clip the second pin of the pitch, then make moves out right , and go straight through the overhang. Cut left at the top, and head to a ledge, 5.11+.
Pitch 7. Climb easy rock to the summit of the wall, 5.6.
Romp up the snowfield, and land on the slab dead center under the summit of the wall. There will be water running from this section. Start on the right side of the water in a corner.