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N.E. Face / Saddle Rock 

YDS: 5.2 French: 3 Ewbanks: 8 UIAA: II ZA: 8 British: D 2c

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 150'
Original:  YDS: 5.2 French: 3 Ewbanks: 8 UIAA: II ZA: 8 British: D 2c [details]
FA: Unknown
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Submitted By: Warren Teissier on Sep 27, 2002

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Stuart at the hard-to-find base of the route. Thi...

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  • Description 

    This route is way cool in spite of the brushy start.

    The route starts on the Northeast corner of the North summit. To get there, hike to the rock and down its West side, past the NW arete and the North face. You are supposed to scramble up the NE face into a gully passing the word JERSEY written in 1 foot letters on their right in order to reach a small tree on a small ledge.

    We were not able to find the start as described by Roach (as above). We started too far West, on the North face proper. We went up a scruffy, dirty, and insecure gully up to the tree on the left skyline. After reaching it, it was clear the correct start was further East (left)....

    Once on the tree ledge the fun begins, climb the clean, nicely featured slab for some 50 feet while traverse slightly right. Eventually you will connect with the North ridge. From there, it's an easy scramble to the top.

    Protection 

    Standard Rack, some may choose to solo this route


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    By Tony B
    From: Around Boulder, CO
    Oct 23, 2014
    rating: 5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c

    To find the start as Roach describes it, go around the NE arete and to the East side - you will go uphill maybe 20 yards and look up and on the East Face. You will see "JERS*" in 18" white letters up on a shelf. You "scramble" up 45 deg dirt and shrubs to a shelf, then further up a 30 deg incline rock surface, headed primarily westward onto the slab that faces N/NW and across to the high point at its base.
    From there, you change shoes and start anything I'd call climbing.

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