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Normal Route 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
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Submitted By: Dan Carter on Feb 9, 2013

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BETA PHOTO: This is the corner at the start of the route

Description 

We climbed what seems to be a variation to the Normal Route described by Ingrahm. It begins in a corner that has had recent rock fall, creating the route. It climbs a layback crack up the corner and turns out onto the north face of the Spike. Follow a left trending crack and lichen face up to a steep crack and a notch just below the summit. One can belay from this summit but it needs some anchors installed.

Location 

Begin the route on the west side of the Spike. Scramble up a bit and look for the brown corner. We left a rappel anchor on top but it needs to be replaced with some bolts for a better belay and rap station. One can rap off the south side of the Spike.

Protection 

There is a fixed hex in the crack on the north face but I wouldn't use it. A single rack with doubles in hand size cams will sew this route up nicely.


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