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Submitted By: Kirk Woerner on Sep 18, 2003
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The North Bank area is on the road to North Bank campground. The turn off is just past the second buttress on the left. There is a parking area for the use of hikers at the end of this road. However, the North Bank area is actually closer to the second buttress so the parking area at the second buttress is best. It is a short walk up the road and it's the first area that's very close to the road. The right side of the North Bank area is slightly up the hill and faces south (while the rest faces east).

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Weather station 10.2 miles from here

12 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in North Bank

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for North Bank:
Persnickety    5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   North Bank Left
Rogue Repeater   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   North Bank Left
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Rock Climbing Photo: North Bank Left photo. It shares a start with Pers...

Rogue Repeater 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a  Colorado : Gunnison : ... : North Bank Left
This route is short but very strong. It shares a start with Persnickety. It is lightly overhung for the first half. Go left at the top of the ramp. It is slopey and bouldery for the first half and crimpy and sharp for the second....[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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From: Santa Monica, Ca.
Oct 11, 2007
Somebody needs to get two-bolt wall up here. It is the best face climb I've done in Taylor, really left my forearms pumped! I would put it up but it's been too many dead brain cells (and years) since I've done it and I don't want to give bad beta. I particularly remember a desperate sloping hand traverse with no feet at the top.
By Jamie Estep
From: Crested Butte, CO
Mar 4, 2011
Just added all of the sport routes on the North Bank along with pictures. I haven't been up there in about 5 years as I live in Texas now, so there may be a few more by now.
From: Santa Monica, Ca.
Mar 4, 2011
Great pics, Jamie!, don't have one of Two Bolt do you?

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