This is the ridiculously cool looking granite spire in the Hell Roaring Lake area of the sawtooths. Very secluded compared to other alpine climbs in the Tetons. Maybe 15 ascents a year.
From Stanley Id take ID-75 west for about 12 miles. Turn west onto Decker Flat Rd, cross the Salmon River via a bridge and proceed in one of two ways.
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Open Book 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Alpine, 5 pitches, 800'
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Open Book 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c ID : The Sawtooth Range : Finger of Fate
An excellent topo is posted in the photo section. This description is a supplement to that. Pitch 1: Head up fun, well protected 5.6 warm-up terrain to the base of the corner proper. Hand jam for 10 feet, then through a short wide section(#4 camalot useful) to a decent ledge. Beautiful. Gear Belay. 190'. Pitch 2: Another longer wide section off the ledge(#4 again, but small nuts protect crack out left, along with semi-tipped out #3 at top work okay) puts you below a crackless ...[more] Browse More Classics in ID
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