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North Face 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a C1

Type:  Trad, Aid, 1 pitch, 55'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a C1 [details]
FA: Trevor and Eddie Bowman 5/3/08
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Trevor Bowman on May 4, 2008

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Trevor Bowman aiding the horizontal cracks near th...


Ascend the obvious right-leaning hand-fist-off-width crack on the North Face; good smooth jams inside the crack, some good face features for feet (watch for friable rock) and juggy laybacking up the wide part. Stand atop the fin that comprises the right side of the crack, clip a bolt and get the etriers out. Aid on the bolt to great horizontal finger cracks leading left with bomber placements (.3-.4 camalots) to a large bush (solid placement) and up to a stance and anchors. Pull onto the summit and scramble up to the summit boulders and cairn.
With some cleaning this could easily go free. It wouldn't be that hard, it just has some dubious rock right now in key spots. Easy, airy aid as is.


The obvious crack on the North Face.


#3, #4, #4.5 or C4 #5 camalots, 1 bolt, .3 and .4 (1-2 of each), 2 bolt anchor. Bring replacement webbing for anchor.

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