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Submitted By: Jamie Estep on Mar 4, 2011
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Description 

This area lies way up the hill from the other North Bank climbs.

Getting There 

Hike around to the right of the North Bank climbs up the hill for several hundred more yards.

Climbing Season



Weather station 10.2 miles from here

1 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',1],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


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Stack Factor 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b PG13  CO : Gunnison : ... : North Bank Upper
I am unsure on the grade and name, definitely at least a 5.12.It follows the lip of a huge roof for about 100 feet. Stick clip the first and probably second bolt. It is steeply overhung and nearly sideways from start to finish. It has sustained hard climbing, but there are some good rests. There are often good holds, but the angle is very awkward. Your left arm will be dead after this one. It's like a 90 foot heel hooking bouldering nightmare....The rock looks suspect in a few places, but I've n...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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