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The MacDonald-Sievers line on Apache's northwest face. The face is 2,000 vertical feet from the start of the roped climbing to the summit.
Dougald in The Corridor, end of P4 and the trickier mixed sections, but facing the rock crux. ca: 12,000'
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Greg Sievers in the middle of the long (600 feet or so) seventh pitch on Apache's northwest face.
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By J. Fox
From: Black Hawk, CO
Apr 10, 2009

So, I take it this is a leftward traverse and a bit of a downclimb here?

By George Bell
From: Boulder, CO
Apr 10, 2009

Or he could be downclimbing ... I think the leader took this.

By Dougald MacDonald
Apr 11, 2009

The leader took the photo, and the second is doing a short downclimb. This long "pitch" involved climbing up the left side of a shallow arete for about 200 feet, crossing the arete, downclimbing a bit, and then angling up to the right for several hundred feet. The photo is taken from the base of the "see-through buttress," where the route heads straight up again. Since it was all moderate ground, we simul-climbed (you can see a piece that has fallen out in the snow to the right of the second).

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Greg Sievers in the middle of the long (600 feet or so) seventh pitch on Apache's northwest face.

Submitted By: Dougald MacDonald on Jun 4, 2007
On this route:
Northwest Face (5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b WI3 M4+ Mod. Snow )
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