|South Face - Left Side
This route isnít as classic as Left Ski Track, but it has some interesting sections. To start, climb up the right crack (5.7) to a belay halfway up. Pitch 2 goes up a right-leaning jam crack (5.7) to a bolt, then right and down (crux) across a face and up to a steep, left-facing flake. Struggle up into a chimney position and continue up to a belay on the Left Ski Track route. Pitch 3 (5.6) goes up Left Ski Track to the top.
include some larger pieces (up to 4 inches) for the flake
|By Bill Olszewski|
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Jul 20, 2007
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
This is a great moderate crack and I agree it mostly goes at 5.7 but the crux moves on the slab traverse were real dicey and I love slab. I'd say that slab section is 9+
From: his mind
Jan 31, 2014
I like 'ole Zewski's take on 'er..
Feb 20, 2014
Total contrivance. I clipped the bolt and looked up on glorious jugs, under clings to the off-width corner, OR I could have done the actual 5.9 part by traversing down and right on some gnar slab. Why? Either way it's just a small variant of Left Ski Track.
|By The Gray Tradster|
Feb 21, 2014
How can you call something "contrived" that follows the natural line and, was put up in 1957 with a hammer, soft iron pins and crummy shoes?
Feb 22, 2014
Because it doesn't follow the natural line. The natural line would be the path of least resistance, that's what I did at about 5.8. The traverse deliberately goes a different direction.