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BETA PHOTO: The Great Depression area of Gray. Several classic...


The huge depression in the Gray Eagle dome. Castle Tower forms the left side and the North Face of Gray Eagle is to the right.

Getting There 

In the middle of Gray Eagle. The middle approach trail leads directly to the right side.

Climbing Season

For the Shuteye Ridge area.

Weather station 10.2 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Great Depression

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Great Depression:
Wing Feather   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 4 pitches   
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Wing Feather 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  California : Southern Sierra : ... : Great Depression
An excellent steep moderate. The climbing is straightforward, though route finding can be less clear after the obvious crack on the first pitch.Pro is generally good, assuming one is comfortable with slung knobs as pro on easy climbing.P1 - 5.8 - 60m - Follow the obvious cracks up the buttress. when they run out, knobs lead up and left to a comfortable alcove with chain anchors.P2 - 5.8 - 60m - Lead out directly left and proceed up on endless knobs. There are a few cracks available and eventu...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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