|Type:||Trad, 2 pitches, 210'|
|Consensus:||YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]|
|Submitted By:||Leo Paik on Jul 6, 2001|
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By Ivan Rezucha
From: Fort Collins, CO
Jul 13, 2008
See the North Face route for a photo of the start. You could also start below the right side of the east face. The "obvious polished ramp" wasn't so obvious to us. To me it was a low angle corner with a wide crack. I had fun doing easy hand stacks as I worked my feet up the low angle left wall of the corner.
We must have climbed the wrong second pitch. Our second pitch started from the highest point of the ledge, just right of a grassy area. A hard move to start led to an awkward stance from which getting gear was difficult. Another hard move led to easier but decent climbing. This felt about 5.9 or maybe 8+ pro diff. There was no large chockstone.
I think the real route is further right, up a crack past an overhanging to a medium left facing corner.