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Rock Climbing Photo: Alternatives on the upper pitches of the SW Corner...
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By Gregger Man
From: Broomfield, CO
Jun 30, 2014
The purple variation is stellar. Best pitch I have climbed in that whole area.
By Dougald MacDonald
Jul 7, 2014
The purple line is one of the best pitches of alpine rock in the Park. We belayed where the red line starts (nice ledge) and started on red, then cut over to purple after 25 feet or so. This version was very well-protected and 5.8 or so. The short finger crack at the top is also excellent and probably has the hardest moves of the whole climb (5.10), but it can be avoided if you're just trying to get off at that point.
By Jed Brown
Aug 16, 2015
I linked the pitch below (face to huge corner) with this section, passing the start of red as shown here and then up purple to the marked belay or just above (68 meters). Excellent climbing on super featured rock.
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Alternatives on the upper pitches of the SW Corner. The purple line is the money. The pink variation is another way I've climbed it. The red line is Guy H's line.

One warning is that I've taken a variation at the beginning of pitch 4 by heading up a 30 ft runout and traversing above a roof across at an overlap. It's exquisite exposure this way.

Submitted By: Pete Fox on Jul 19, 2010
On this route:
Southwest Corner (5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b )
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