Gunsight to South Peak Direct
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From Gunsight Notch, climb the arete towards the South Peak until you are able to move onto the East Face on thin flakes. Climb around the Gryphon's Beak and finish on the regular Gunsight to South Peak route. Great exposure for a 5.4!
Start at the Gunsight Notch. You can climb Banana and Debbie, scramble up ledges on the west side, or take the trail up the east side to Upper Broadway and scramble a short 5.0 to gain the notch. To descend use the standard South Peak rappel routes.
Standard Seneca Rack, eats passive pro.
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BETA PHOTO: Major Seneca features to aid in locating routes
Exposure even from the start.
|Comments on Gunsight to South Peak Direct
From: Catonsville, MD
Feb 20, 2009
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b
This climb is really on the east face. I would rate it 5.6 I would say Candy Corner and Critter Crack are very comparable in rating. This climb scared me more then Castor, which is a 5.10, the first time I climbed it. Be ready for some of the best exposure in the East.