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|Type: ||Trad, 1 pitch, 50 feet|
|Consensus: ||5.10a [details]|
|FA: ||Jim McCarthy, Stan Gross, Spring 1955. FFA: Art Gran, Lito Tejada-Flores, 1965|
|Submitted By: ||Mike fenice on Jul 17, 2006|
I'm just past the crux on Le Teton. Photo by Kayte...
In any other part of the country this would easily be 5.10a. It actually reminds me of "Rosy Crucifixion" in Eldo, but slightly less scary.
There are many variations to the top: pick one and go ...
The climb starts in the crack on the left-facing face below the tree. Traverse into the crack and head straight up. At the end of the crack, traverse left under the energy-depleting roof then around the corner, clipping a couple of junky pins. From here, head up and slightly right - don't clip the pin on your left, as it will create too much drag. Instead, place a #2 Camalot with a long sling. Make a few more 5.8 moves to the top and belay at a two-bolt anchor.
Two ropes to the ground, or one rope to another pair of bolts.
Start from P2 of Northern Pillar. You'll be climbing the right side of the massive Madame Grunnebaum's Wulst buttress.
The last good stance for a while on Le Teton. Phot...
End of the vertical crack, ready to start the pump...
With the left hand on the jug, the short but pumpy...
After the crux, the climbing is a steep but easy j...
The beginning of the pitch.
Dave finishing up Le Teton
The party behind us on Le Teton whips at the crux....
Feb 19, 2008
Crux pitch is excellent. Strenuous, really on you for about 15 feet. Exposed for Gunks. Big holds; 5.7 if vertical. Those in marginal shape--as I was when led this--can step left to place gear and back to ledge to rest before committing. Don't bother with lower pitches. Scramble up 5.3 face just to the right of start to the good part.
|By eric larson|
From: aurora, co
Apr 22, 2008
greaaat pitch.. i wish it were longer though.. the moves are so much fun. the jug haul goes 5.8 probably, with the crux (for me) being the crack and traverse.. super exposed!
Dec 22, 2010
If you have a third, send a photographer up on top of the easy 5.2 in the corner. The jug haul up the arete is one of the best places in the Gunks to get wild shots.
|By Michal Pasniewski|
Jun 20, 2011
You can approach on P1 of Figerlocks or Cedar Box, 60m rope brings you to the belay block or the tree.
Jul 27, 2011
Has anyone done it via the arete (i think it's Mister G). It would make it into full length pitch of superexposed 5.8-5.9 (that overall feels more like 5.10 I guess).
From: Wayne, PA
Jun 20, 2012
very exposed. Nice burly jug haul at the end. Fun.
From: Ithaca, NY
2 days ago
Definitely required solid sequencing to fire the crux. Found myself in an outrageous laid out position above so much air! The creative sequencing definitely made it easier than trying to let my lockoff endurance carry me through... Great climb!