Endeavor features wonderful climbing on generally good rock plus a 5.5 hand crack on the 5th pitch that is nothing short of amazing. However, with it’s intricate protection and somewhat difficult route-finding on the 2nd pitch it might not be a good choice for budding 5.7/5.8 leaders.
Start at the toe of the cliff, just uphill and left from where the trail comes out of the talus field.
Pitch 1: Climb straight up to the first tree ledge. 30’
Pitch 2: Climb straight up to the next pine tree on a comfortable ledge. You’ll have to look carefully to find protection. 5.7+
Pitch 3: Clip a pin right off the tree belay and climb up and right to the headwall. Move through the headwall to the tree ledge at an obvious eakness, staying well left of the rockfall area on the right. Be careful of loose rocks on the ledge.
Pitch 4: Climb a short slab up and right to a belay at a natural thread just below the start of the upper slabs.
Pitch 5: Climb up and right to the hand/toe crack. You’ll probably have to belay about 1/2 way up the crack at a stance. 80’-90’ 5.5
Pitch 6: Continue up the crack. Where it ends, either head right to a tree ledge, or left to a belay at a tree, just right of a large ledge. From the left belay you can get to the ground where you started in 3 rappels. 5.5
Pitch 7: Continue up a crack on easy ground. Follow a bushy gully to the top of Mt. Stanton.
walk off right from the top or rappel from the top of the 6th pitch with 2 ropes
Submitted by: spainma on 2008-09-04
Route ID: 95753
This place was cool, a nice approach, cool scramble up the talus, and the climbing was really fun, loved pitch 2. Kind of had some routefinding issues but ironed that out. Only climbers there, kind of nice not having to wait behind slow parties. Looking to do this and other hidden gems soon...
This is another great hardly climbed climb in the whites. If your willing to do a little route finding you'll be pleasently surprise by the prettiest 5.5 crack on P5. We did this route with twin 60s, in three pitches Combining P1 and P2, doing P3 singularly because of rope drag. Definately stay left on the head wall, but not to left as the areate is loose too. Some nice moves will go at 7+ over the head wall. P4 and P5 brought us through the classic hand jambs. I'd have belayed at the base of the crack had I place the pro so I didn't have as much drag. We jumping off at the end of the 5.5 crack and repelled from the rap slings way to left. 2 raps from there got us to the ground.