REI Community
Mothership Cliff
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Barracuda S 
Blood Sport S 
Catch and Release S 
Excelsior S 
Fight Club S 
Holey Wars S 
Living Dead S 
Northern Pike S 
Piranha S 
Sea Monkey S 
Steelhead S 

Northern Pike 

YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

Type:  Sport, 90'
Original:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Beckham & Bates 1995
Page Views: 725
Submitted By: david goldstein on Nov 28, 2006

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (14)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]


Northern Pike and its neighbor, Living Dead, make a great one-two punch for the 5.11 climber. Throw in Catch-n-Release and Bird of Prey and you've got a four round knockout.

Start on the right side of Mothership, on a north facing wall with a couple of impossible looking climbs to the right of it. Pass three bolts (~5.9), go left (right would put you on Fight Club, 13b) across an arete to a couple of easy moves, clip a what-for? bolt (apparently it directs the rope over a favorable section of the arete) then clip the 5th bolt with a longer sling than you'd like. Getting to the 6th bolt is the crux and quite involved for the reach challenged. The climbing from here on is extremely enjoyable -- steep and stimulating on fabulous rock.

This pitch might feel slightly run-out. (It has six fewer bolts than the Living Dead which is 10' longer.) A small nut can be placed between the 5th and 6th bolts, taking some of the bite out of the pike.


At the northern/right end of MC.


9 bolts.

Comments on Northern Pike Add Comment
Show which comments
- none yet -

Mountain Project

The Definitive Climbing Resource

MTB Project

Next Generation MTB Trail Maps

Powder Project

Backcountry Ski Maps & Secret Stashes
FREE Stickers · Gyms · RSS · School of Rock · Contact · About