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Devils Club, The T 

The Devils Club 

YDS: 5.11 French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E4 5c X

Type:  Trad, Alpine, 25 pitches, 2000', Grade V
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11 French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E4 5c [details]
FA: Mike Layton and Eric Wolfe, 2005
Season: summer
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Submitted By: Ken Trout on Feb 24, 2009

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Mike giving his all heading into the unknown, Pitc...


Summer of 2005, the wall was climbed, but the summit was not quite reached. Two articles were published about Devils Club; Alpinist #15, and the 2007 AAC Journal. Both articles understated the historical significance of Mox East Face.

September of 2008, Rolf Larson and Eric Wehrly took the route all the way across unclimbed Lemolo Peak to the main summit. Descent was via the south side glacier, back to Perry Creek.


Mike Layton's report of the 2005 ascent.

Eric Wherly's report of the 2008 completion.

Prospecting for more unclimbed routes in the North Cascades is a lot more fun using John Scurlock's Gallery .

According to both internet reports, no bolts were placed. Tough to find the route and hard to get protection on the steep gneiss. But the gear was good enough that the route was rappelled from the high-point and the second ascent team liked the holds.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Mike high on the route
Mike high on the route
Rock Climbing Photo: Devils Club marked red.  Much of the wall is hidde...
BETA PHOTO: Devils Club marked red. Much of the wall is hidde...
Rock Climbing Photo: Conquistadors of the Useless
Conquistadors of the Useless

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