|Type:||Trad, Alpine, 500'|
|Consensus:||YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b [details]|
|FA:||Jack Durrance, George Sheldon, Percy Rideout - September 2, 1937|
|Submitted By:||Ian McEleney on Jun 28, 2007|
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By Kevin Bradford
Sep 22, 2013
This a super fun route with killer views, and it requires very little time, equipment, and overall commitment. The approach takes about 2.5 hrs, we went to the summit, which is well worth it, and it was 9 hrs car to car. You could probably bail to the left (south) at any point in case of bad weather, as there are ledges all along the ridge that lead towards the spoon couloir. The views of garnet canyon from the summit are top notch, you can see every peak along the grand traverse.
For gear i would bring a single set of cams from .5 to #3 camalot, a set of nuts, and 6-8 long runners. If you want to do the 5.7 hand crack at the top, bring two #2's. We brought a large hex instead of the #3, and it came in handy once or twice.
To descend head across the summit plateau to the se ridge. Find a gully leading through the cliff bands above amphitheater lake. The correct gully will have a view straight down to the grassy bench directly on the broad ridge line. Follow this gully until it gets steep, at which point a convenient ledge system leads right and down to the grassy bench. Find a trail from here down through the grass to the lake.
By Dapper Dan Rogers
From: Driggs, ID
Aug 21, 2014
|Pay close attention to the descent description here, and in the local guides, it can be a bit deceiving, or at least I thought so! You'll head a ways past the spoon into the scrubby forest to find the gully, and the "ledge system" at the end of the gully (where it cliffs out) is perhaps best thought of as "A hidden traverse." Hope this helps! Great climb, and heartily second that going to the top is worth it.|