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Troublemint Peak - North Face - Linear Accelerator - 5.6

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Ice screws, medium cams, med-large stoppers, lots of long runners.
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(III) 5.6 AI2 From the hut, make way to the mint glacier proper and veer rght up into the bowl of troublemint. Climb the gully of ice/snow. There are few places to rest while frontpointing up the 70 degree ice. Once the col is reached easy terrain takes you along the ridge to the first pitch of a wide crack with a huge spear of a flake beneath, runs 5.5 or so, once this is reched a belay station of runners around chock stones is found on a little pedestal beneath the second pitch of rock. This pitch is slightly harder at 5.6 and has a few old hexes buried in it last time I was there. upon the top of this pitch the rdge continues to the summit. The summit itself is a ginormous block with lots of exposure on near all sides. Beware as a fall from the summit would not be pretty and there is not much of a rappel station on the summit, regardless of what the book in the hut may say.

Submitted by: drzaous on 2006-03-22
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Route ID: 29111

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Red Point Red Point ascent by: drzaous on 2002-07-20 (View Climbing Log)

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soloed the lower ice with a single axe and crampons, did the whole route in mountain boots, and decended the south face, NOT RECOMENDED.

Added: 2002-07-20