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Southeast Face 

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

   
Type:  Trad, Alpine, 20 pitches, 4000', Grade IV
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a R [details]
FA: Summer 1997 - Taiwanese dudes
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Submitted By: Nate Ball on Jul 9, 2015

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BETA PHOTO: Route topo

Description 

Check the beta photos. I don't know any more than what you can glean from those.

Trip report of first ascent, plus pix

Facebook picture album of second ascent

I've gathered that it's long - roughly 1200m of climbing over 600m of elevation. There is a pitch-by-pitch report from the second team that describes only two short 5.9 pitches and the rest were either low 5th class with possible short sections of aid. Keep in mind that the only two previous climbs were done very much "big wall" style - lots of bivys and hauling - and thus all beta is dependent on that. A single-day ascent seems totally feasible as long as a safe and expedient descent can be found...

Location 

South face, top of the buttress

Protection 

Nuts? Cams? The original team appear to have used a bunch of pitons?


Photos of Southeast Face Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Nearing the top?
Nearing the top?
Rock Climbing Photo: FA team
FA team
Rock Climbing Photo: The middle somewhere?
The middle somewhere?

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