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North Face Left 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 220'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Kor and someone else
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Submitted By: Matt Bauman on Jan 1, 2001

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P1. Starts the same as North Face Center....goes left when steep finger crack goes left on face away from the big dihedral on right....then traverse left on shallow ledge....up tricky and steep finger cracks to blocky belay ledge.

P2. Then continue up steep but easier cracks to top.

Walkoff the back.


Slung horns and cams and stoppers....doubles on smaller cams nice.....

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By Matt Bauman
Jan 1, 2001

Good climb, better than Northface Center and Northwest Corner IMHO....
By Andrew Klein
Dec 31, 2001

You can just make it with a 60m rope. Don't place pro, or use a long sling on the traverse left to eliminate drag to do it in one pitch.
By Anonymous Coward
Jul 23, 2002

This route has a couple creaky flakes on it. I ran it out across the traverse only to discover that my placements would have to go behind flexing flakes. That old pin after the traverse looks pretty good at that moment! A great route.
By Adam Hicks`
Jul 18, 2003

Did this earlier this morning. I don't like it when my holds all feel like they'll fail. Not to spew beta, but I got a bomber #4 Smiley wedge in at the left end of the traverse behind the big flake. It didn't LOOK bomber, but would have held a fall, especially since I just wanted it while I moved up to the pin. In the undercling above the pin I got a really good green alien, and then I slung the super creaky flake. I don't think the slung flake would have held a fall, but it was easy to the ledge after that.

If you like climbing on peeling onions you'll like this climb. The moves are spectacular, and the pro reminds me of Eldo, but everything is hollow and flexing. For an awesome finish go straight up the crack in the middle of the tower without steping around the corner to the right.
By Jeff Gustafson
May 10, 2004

Great climb, seconded this Saturday, and was very impressed by the movement and the exposure.
By Caelan
From: Dysfunctional, CO
Jun 9, 2006

You can backup the fixed pin under the crux w/ a #0 TCU. Check out the extremely loose flake down and right of the pin! Wicked!
By Cody Munger
From: Carson City, NV
Jun 12, 2006
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Don't even THINK about touching that flake or using it for gear. There is a small edge to the left of it you can use as a much smaller hand hold.
By Stephanovich
From: Boulder, CO
Jul 10, 2007

This one is lots of fun. Good gear fun moves, nice exposure, use some double length runners, be smart with where you place your pieces, and you can stretch it in one 60m pitch.
By Rodger Raubach
Jun 5, 2011

Did a direct variation straight up without the traverse left. 5.8+.
By David Rivers
Jun 25, 2012
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Beware of many loose flakes on this climb. These significantly detract from the quality of the climb.
By boulderkeith
From: Boulder, CO
Jun 27, 2013
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13

Still a lot of loose flakes. Not a good lead probably if this is your top grade.

Gear beta: a small tricam might fit great in the pocket before the traverse (I only had an orange Alien which is a bad squeeze).

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