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East Face (normal) - 5.8

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Pillar in the Sky Pond district (Glacier Gorge Trailhead) of RMNP that offers superior views and sketchy ascents from its tiny alpine summit. Watch the weather, and DO NOT forget your helmet. Scree and debris falls consistently down the trough, which is often utilized as a descent route. Backcountry permits are required to bivy in the Sky Pond district. No tents allowed, and the rules are definitely enforced. This is becoming a very popular alpine route in RMNP.

Submitted by: fanederhand on 2003-09-04
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Route ID: 39902

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Onsight Onsight ascent by: matt_hartman on 2006-11-03 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

did the 9plus variation. it was easy. more like 5.8 and better than the slab climb around. watch out for thunder storms and get rap beta. i advise using the rap route.

Added: 2006-11-03

Red Point Red Point ascent by: amason on 2006-10-01 (View Climbing Log)

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Added: 2006-10-01

Onsight Onsight ascent by: kricir on 2006-06-23 (View Climbing Log)

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badass alpine rock tower!

Witnessed by: michaelj2
Added: 2006-06-23

Onsight Onsight ascent by: johnhemlock on 2005-09-01 (View Climbing Log)

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Awesome route and highly recommended. There are some runout spots but the crux is fairly short and has 3 fixed cams plus additional pro opportunities. Get an early start - we caught up to 2 parties and spent an hour waiting around.

Also, the new raps are preferable to the loose gully. Check out for a good description of the 6 rap descent.

Added: 2005-09-01

Onsight Onsight ascent by: eh_blinkin on 2005-08-18 (View Climbing Log)

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What a trip! Best climbing yet by far, minus the two sleet/snow storms we had--one waited out 2 pitches from summit, and one on top with lightning hitting peaks around us. Needless to say we were running around on top trying to throw our ropes down and get the heck off. What a day.

Added: 2005-08-18

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