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West Face 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

   
Type:  Sport
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Dave Collins, Tom Miller, 1959. FFA: Fred Beckey.
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Submitted By: Blitzo on Oct 18, 2006

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Description 

Near the center of this face, climb past 8 bolts to a two bolt rappel anchor.
This is a very popular route.

Protection 

Draws.


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By geoff georges
From: Seattle, Wa.
Jun 7, 2015
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

popular for a good reason, very good route. Fred attempted it this spring, thought it way harder then 5.8, said it was easier before. I asked him when he did it last, could not remember, maybe 20 years ago or more.
By Gaarth
From: Chelan, WA
May 16, 2017

Note that when you take the left route, the early bolts will cause serious drag through the whole system. A couple birds nests in the horizontal crack that leads back to the main route as of Early Summer 2017.

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