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The Trough 

YDS: 5.7+ French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b PG13

   
Type:  Trad, Alpine, 7 pitches, 1000', Grade III
Original:  YDS: 5.7+ French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b PG13 [details]
FA: Greg Aguinaga Ontiveros (GWA) July 1994
New Route: Yes
Season: June - October
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Submitted By: Granite RockofAges on Jul 12, 2015  with updates from bricepollock

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BETA PHOTO: Pollock Mtn Spur Routes. The Trough follows the ob...

Description 

The Trough follows an obvious depression in the south face of the Pollock Mtn Spur. Many variations and lines can be done up this wide trough. Generally 5.7 - 5.9 moves with intermittent ledge systems for belays. Decent rock for GNP. Lots of loose rock on ledges. Crux moves depend on line chosen.

Location 

Route is located directly north of Logan Pass. The Spur is the main face visible from the visitors center parking lot. Ascend scree field up to base of cliff. Descent route is down-climbing 3rd-4th class gully east of climb. If wrong gully chosen, multiple rappels may be necessary.

Protection 

Various Trad Gear: wires, nuts and cams to 3"-4"
No bolts or fixed gear. No Anchors. Carry pitons for rapping off in emergencies.


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Rock Climbing Photo: This route current falls under an off limits zone....
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Rock Climbing Photo: Pollock Buttress from the Logan Visitor Center. Do...
BETA PHOTO: Pollock Buttress from the Logan Visitor Center. Do...

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By Granite RockofAges
Jul 12, 2015

Although I free soloed The Trough in 1994 when I first climbed it, after repeating the climb July 2015, I would recommend rope, helmet and gear. Lots of rock fall potential from mountain goats and big horn sheep from above. Facebook Photos of This Climb with Write Up.

Rock Climbing Photo: Over Hang on the 3rd pitch of The Trough.
Over Hang on the 3rd pitch of The Trough.
By bricepollock
From: on the road
Jul 14, 2017

This climb is currently in a restricted area due to big horn sheep habitat and is indefinitely off limits. See photo for relevant area.

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