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Two amazing long exposed pitches of sustained climbing on perfect rock to a spectacular summit pretty much sums up this climb. This was one of the better easy/moderate climbs that I've ever done.
P1: Start on the left hand side of the northeast face with some easier climbing. This eventually leads to a nice crack. After about 120' traverse right (#3 camalot for protection) to another crack which leads to a bolted anchor. This is nearly a full 60m pitch.
P2: Make a few tricky moves out right past a few bolts then continue to the top by climbing both sides of the arete with the occasional bolt. There is a nice bolted anchor just below the summit.
I believe you can make it down in 2 double rope raps down the route. When we climbed this, we were freezing and opted to rappel off the opposite side (in the sun) which was just 1 double rope rap to the ground, but the anchor was a consisted of old pitons rather than nice big bolts and you have to walk a steep slope back to your gear. I'd recommend doing several raps down the route.
Starts on the left end of the northeast face after a short easy scramble.
Two sets of cams up to a #3 camalot with a set of nuts. 2 60m ropes.
Juan Carlos following the first pitch of Del Frent...
Juan leading the initial traverse on the second pi...
|By Ryan Huetter|
From: Mammoth Lakes, CA
Oct 14, 2010
You can rap the face with a single 60m.