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Elevation: 8,200'
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Submitted By: blakeherrington on Dec 22, 2008
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Pitch 6

Description 

The highest of the Gunsight peaks, the notch between the middle and north peaks forms the namesake "V" slot. The rock is white granite, some of the best in the cascades. Major faces exist on the East (Blue Glacier) and West (Chickamin Glacier) sides.


Getting There 

Distinctly Alpine


2 Total Routes


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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Middle Peak:
East Face   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Trad, Alpine, 7 pitches, 600'   
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Featured Route For Middle Peak
The East Face of the Middle Gunsight, as viewed from the Blue Glacier. The face looks extremely distorted from this angle.

East Face 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b  WA : Northwest Region : ... : Middle Peak
This route follows a hidden line, which unfolds piece by piece with amazing climbing and perfectly clean rock.P1 - From the top of the Blue Glacier, work up ramps, slabs, and cracks to a flake with twin hand cracks, just left of a dark corner. 5.6P2 - Climb up th steep twin hand cracks, moving into the right crack/flake, and step right to belay on a ledge. 5.10bP3 - Move right to the quartz dyke fist crack, followed by delicate face climbing and stemming (RPs) before moving right on a flake and ...[more]   Browse More Classics in WA

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