Average Rating : 5.00 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (1)
1974, 1999, 2009
10 draws, helmet, (optional single set of finger‐ to hand‐sized cams)
This four-pitch climb follows a basalt-infused dyke through the upper part of the sheer Grand Wall. It now offers a moderate, bolted route from Bellygood Ledge to the top of the Grand Wall, thus allowing “mortals” to gain the summit rim after the lower Wall. Retro work in 2009 included cleaning and bolting the dyke itself on pitch 2.
Walk down the Chief Backside Trail
Submitted by: JeremyF on 2010-03-28
Route ID: 103969
We did this finish to the Grand wall. You can link the first two and last two pitches but it requires a bit of simulclimbing. The rock was surprisingly solid, it must have been scary for the first ascenists though who cleaned it up.