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YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b

Type:  Trad, Alpine, 10 pitches, Grade III
Original:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b [details]
FA: Michael Covington?
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Submitted By: Matthias Holladay on Apr 11, 2012

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From the very toe of the buttress, follow the ridge for 8 to 10 pitches ranging from 4th class to 5.6 on excellent quartzite. This is followed by 2 loose pitches and then easy scrambling to the final summit ridge. Belays all have nice stances or ledges.


From the lower meadows, find the very toe of the buttress.


A light rack with pro ranging from small wires to medium hexes and lots of slings will suffice.

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By Ray Hellinger
From: Gunnison, CO
Jul 16, 2012

Did this route a coupld of weeks ago. You can easily make it harder (5.7/8) by picking specific lines. Great route tho on perfect rock. I think a solo of this route, Wham Ridge direct line and NF of W Trinity in a day would be the perfect trifecta.
By Sam Cannon
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Jun 15, 2013

Instead of "the very toe," from the col between Vestal and Arrow head straight over. Some class 4/5 scrambling will get you to the "ridge," which is more of a broad face of class 2, low angle slab hiking and scree scrambling. The only climbing on the route is just below the false summit and a traverse across an amazing knife edge up to the final class 4/5 scramble up to the summit. This is why you came! Descent follows a cairned path from the summit, class 2/3, and takes you back to the col between Vestal and Arrow.

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