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Irresistable Force 

YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 20 British: E3 5b

   
Type:  Trad, Alpine, 5 pitches, 750', Grade III
Original:  YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 20 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Dave Nettle, John Fehrman. July 2000.
Season: Summer, Fall
Page Views: 266
Submitted By: JimmyB on Jul 23, 2014

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Pitch 1 of Irresistible Force

Description 

This route climbs the line just right of the large scoop on the main wall of the North Face.
P1: Various starts led to a thin right facing corner 5.10
P2: Move up into the strenuous slot. A variety of climbing techniques will see you thru the difficulties.5.10
P3: Easier climbing leads up to the steep roof
P4: Make the difficult moves thru the roof. Hard 5.10 Continue up the thin seam, then move left up to the big ledge.
P5: From the big ledge, there are three options to the top.
Option A: Climb the easy crack straight up from the left side of the ledge. 5.8
Option B: Start up the easy crack on the left side of the ledge, then move right up a splitter finger crack. 5.10-
Option C: From the right side of the ledge, climb up broken cracks, then traverse left up the splitter and then right up the finger crack to the top. This is the most sustained option. Manage rope drag. 5.10-

Location 

This route ascend the center of the main North Face.
The descent is a quick walk off right. Follow the sandy gully down the west side of the peak and back to the base.

Protection 

Doubles small cams to #2 Camalot.
Single #3, #4 Camalot, wires


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