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south face - 5.8

Average Rating = 5.00/5 Average Rating : 5.00 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (3)
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Rock (Trad)
PG13
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Standard rack, I enjoy having a number 4 cam on the 3rd pitch
800
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 5.00/5
  Rock Quality 4.67/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 5.00/5

Description:

Fabulous climb. I was very intimidated by this feature as it is huge and steep. But i found that the climbing was very good and for the most part straight forward. You can see the first 5 pitches from the ground. Every type of climbing is on this spire, from face to offwidth. There are a couple of sections that are run out, but the climbing is easy. The 5th pitch is definatly the crux with about 80 ft of sustained finger crack. This is also where the exposure gets good. The summit is not to be missed, with an exposed, barely 5th class traverse aross the top.

Descent Options:

There are anchors on the right hand side as you look towards the back. It's down two exiting full length pitches, back to the front side, then two more to the ground. The anchors are bomber.

Submitted by: tadams on 2007-03-24
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Route ID: 84461

3 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: 3cclimber on 2009-08-17 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars alpine climb

good climb, some loose rock here and there otherwise good!

Added: 2009-08-23

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: tadams on 2003-07-27 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars petit groupen

one awsome climb, a standard rack and a #4 cam will style you out for this climb. it is the top 3 pitches that are super exposed, and the rappells are awsome with great anchors. i loved this climb.

Added: 2007-03-27

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: tadams on 2003-08-24 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars petit groupen, south face

wonderful climb, definatly a classic. Standard rack should get you to the top. Need two rope for the rappells.

Added: 2007-03-24