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Crux pitch of NE Face, Pingora.  Photo credit: from a trip report by SuperTopo user PellucidWombat (<a href='http://www.supertopo.com/tr/Pingora-NE-Face/t12248n.html)' target='_blank' rel='nofollow' >www.supertopo.com/tr/Pingora-NE-Face/t12248n.html)</a> <br /> <br />Based on the below link to an MP.com discussion, the left-most crack is the 5.8 wide option; the thinner middle crack is the 5.9 option that eventually (i.e., mid-pitch) merges with the left-most crack. <br /> <br />Over two days last July, 5 out of 6 parties instead went up the longer crack on the right which seems to be an independent and undocumented variation - at least 1 party unknowingly did so (perhaps all 5); I don't know how it compares to the other two options, but I thought it had some 5.10a/b move or two in it.  Perhaps others who have done it and another option will chime in on how they compare to each other. <br /> <br />Link to MP.com discussion: <a href='http://www.mountainproject.com/v/crux-pitch-of-ne-face-pingora-which-way/109395485#a_109397003' >www.mountainproject.com/v/crux-pitch-of-ne-face-pingora-whic>>></a>
Pingora's Northeast Face route shown.
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Summit of Pingora in June
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By Andrew May
From: Sandy, UT
Dec 16, 2006

Good photo, better climb...

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Summit of Pingora in June

Submitted By: Ben Mottinger on May 26, 2006
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Northeast Face (5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c )
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Photo Of: Ben Mottinger, Michael Komarnitsky