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Pigs in Space 

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

   
Type:  Trad, Alpine, 1 pitch, 20'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Cory Fleagle / Liz Donley / Aaron Miller
New Route: Yes
Season: spring
Page Views: 396
Submitted By: Cor on Dec 9, 2009

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BETA PHOTO: The pig.

Description 

We summited this pig like feature up on the divide. You can see the pig from all over in The Park, even on the road sometimes. The climbing up to the pig has been done many times before, and during all seasons. Don't know if anyone has done the pig.... To summit the pig, do some protectionless moves up on the ass (north side) to get down throw the rope over the snout, and rap off. It is exciting because the west side drops off 1000 feet, all other sides have ledges, etc. to hang out on. To do the final escape out of there, walk/scramble north towards Andrews Glacier and walk down that.

Location 

This is west, and slightly north of Sharkstooth, approached from the Andrews Glacier area, up towards Sharkstooth.

Protection 

None for the pig. Tools and crampons for the snow, single rock rack for the 5.8 climbing up to the pig.


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Rap.
Rap.
Snow part.
Snow part.
The route.
BETA PHOTO: The route.
The pig, from Otis Peak.
The pig, from Otis Peak.

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By Chris Sheridan
From: Boulder, CO
Sep 15, 2010

Great addition to the route database, though I think this feature is part of Taylor Peak, not The Sharkstooth. Maybe we should move it over.

[Edit], Though this is part of Taylor Peak, it is more specifically the east face of the Stiletto. The Stiletto got its name because from the south it looks like a narrow spire just left of the Sharkstooth, but in actuality it is not a separate peak.

Here's a good picture from Eli's blog:

climbinglife.com/current-rmnp-...
By Liz Donley
From: Boulder, CO
Jun 13, 2011

It's harder to get atop the pig than it looks! The rappel off of the snout is even more exciting, with a stunning drop-off to the side. :)