North West Side
||Trad, 1 pitch, Grade II
|Original: || YDS: 4th French: 1 Ewbanks: 2 UIAA: I ZA: 2 British: M 1b [details]|
|FA: ||4 March 1956, R. Douglas and H. Davis|
|Season: ||Any, spring and fall avoid the summer heat, some snow can be expected in wi|
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|Submitted By: ||Robert Cort on Nov 6, 2010|
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Scrambling up the Northwest face.
The crux very well may be the scramble and bushwhack approach hike. From near the top of Big Windy Canyon, head south and scramble up to the ridge forming the summit of Gertch. Depending on your exact route, you might find some class 4 moves on this scramble. Alternate approaches are available, including the canyon between Gertch and Gertch's half brother. From this ridge, scramble up the Northwest face to the summit. Depending on your perspective, and exact route, you may find one or two class 4 moves.
The northernmost of the Low Horns, immediately south of Big Windy Canyon, and east of Gertch's summit.
None required (but you may wish to rappel off the south side, especially if you intend to climb any of the other horns).
The Northwest face of Low Horn #1 as seen from the...