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Top Rope Routes on "North"/"West" Face 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Unknown
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Submitted By: Robert Hall on Jun 8, 2015

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BETA PHOTO: 3 Routes on North / West Face

Description 

3 short routes, coupled with alternate starts and variants, on the "North Face" are usually top-roped from the bolts. (Although the furthest left crack may have been FA'd on a late 1960's AMC "upcountry" trip).

Rap from the bolts [see NOTE !] at the top of the North Face, 60 ft down to a ledge with a pine tree. By placing directional gear in cracks near the top, at least 3 or 4 routes can be safely top-roped, one of which (not sure exactly which one) seems to include some of the climbing on the "Left Variant". See Sketch-Topo PHOTO.

To get to the left most of the 3 climbs, (and the 5.7 start to the middle (5.8) "crack") chimney/climb up 6-8ft to the "next level" on the ramp.

NOTE: One of the bolts is a 1/2 inch (yes, 1/2") with a steel hanger, the other is an older 5/16" / 3.8" with a commercial Aluminum hanger. This bolt is DRIVEN INTO WHAT IS NOW* 'HOLLOW SOUNDING' ROCK. BACK IT UP WITH TCU's OR NUTS BEFORE USING !
  • One assumes the rock was originally sound.

Location 

On the "North" / "West" side of the "Head"

Protection 

Slings for bolts, TCU's or nuts to back up the older bolt; mostly medium-sized cams for directionals.


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Rock Climbing Photo: Left-most of the 3 North / West Face climbs on the...
BETA PHOTO: Left-most of the 3 North / West Face climbs on the...
Rock Climbing Photo: The middle and right of the 3 routes on the topo-s...
BETA PHOTO: The middle and right of the 3 routes on the topo-s...
Rock Climbing Photo: "North" / "West" face PHOTO
BETA PHOTO: "North" / "West" face PHOTO

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