Gunsight to South Peak
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Matt Brainard climbing Gunsight to South Peak
Classic. From Gunsight Notch, head up the arete towards the South Peak, moving onto airy but easy ground on the west face. Belay after gaining the summit ridge. The second "pitch" is the summit ridge to the summit block.
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.
About to start on the traverse.
Midway up the first pitch.
Following the first pitch (view from belay - note,...
Traversing the summit ridge on Gunsight to South P...
Looking up at Gunsight to South Peak from the top ...
Traversing in a different season.
BETA PHOTO: P1, Gunsight to South Peak
View from the top of Debbie.
|Comments on Gunsight to South Peak
|By Jonathan Dull|
From: Boone, NC
Nov 14, 2012
Super classic climb with great exposure and good pro. You'll encounter a real old pin with red cord about 20ft from the summit, most build belay here in fractured blocks which seem pretty solid. Steep, classic, fun and easy!
|By John Ely|
Nov 20, 2012
This has got to be one of the best 5.3s on the east coast, if not in North America as a whole.