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West Face 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b A0

   
Type:  Trad, Aid, 2 pitches, 260', Grade III
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b A0 [details]
FA: Fred Beckey and Pete Schoening 1950 First Winter Ascent John Plotz and Kyle Flick, 2/7/2009
Season: Spring through Fall
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Submitted By: Jplotz on Mar 11, 2015

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Starting up the bolt ladder.

Description 

The West Face route is a fun bolt ladder after a wandry but easy approach pitch of approximately 5.7 climbing. The bolts on the ladder are old and somewhat dodgy looking. I used tie offs through some of the hangars as they were unable to accommodate regular biners. Although these days of very low profile biners that may not be an issue anymore. The top anchor is nice and new and very reliable. The exposure on this route is memorable.

Location 

See opening page for location.

Protection 

Light alpine rack is all that's needed and basic aid gear. One etrier would provably suffice, or even just standing in slings if you have a long reach. I remember having to top step at least once.


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Rock Climbing Photo: Contemplating the start of the bolt ladder.
Contemplating the start of the bolt ladder.
Rock Climbing Photo: On top.
On top.

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