|Type:||Trad, Alpine, 4 pitches, 400'|
|Original:||YDS: 4th French: 1 Ewbanks: 2 UIAA: I ZA: 2 British: M 1b [details]|
|Submitted By:||Chris S on Jul 20, 2014|
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From: Seattle, WA
Aug 27, 2014
Fun little route. A bit of loose rock but it is cleaning up.
I know in these times of sticky rubber and higher climbing standards the line between 4th class and easy 5th is very blurry. That said, I'd have to call the final pitch 5.5. Your definitely pulling a few moves in there.
For decent we were able to rappel off the ridge back into Boston Basin. One 60 meter rope just got us to the nice ledge. We were able to squeeze behind the one remaining snow chunk and then walk easy ground back to the packs. It was mid-August so earlier in the season you'd most likely need to cross some steep snow.