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arete est (east ridge) - 5.7

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bolted belays, pitons on hardest moves.
800
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Description:

A classic route on this satellite peak at the base of the Gervasutti pillar. Sustained 5.4-5.6 with hardest pitch around 5.7, over 8 pitches of cracks & slabs. Crux move is in the upper section which avoids overhanging slabs. 2-4 hours to summit, 2 hours to descend. Set of stoppers, camalots 0.5-2, 8 QD, 5-6 slings. double ropes.

Descent Options:

rappeling the route or descending the snow slope on the west face.

Submitted by: beewaa on 2008-06-16
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Route ID: 94238