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RPC's Pingora - Northeast Face

RPC\'s Pingora - Northeast Face

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Object Title: RPC's Pingora - Northeast Face

Image Type(s): Alpine Climbing


Page By: rpc

Created/Edited: Sep 3, 2010 / Sep 3, 2010

Object ID: 657080

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We did this climb over a three day (Labor Day, 2005) weekend from Portland, Oregon. Friday after work drove through most of the night to a rest area on I15 somewhere north of SLC. Few hours of sleep. Finished the drive on Saturday morning & did the short hike in. I recall Blondie getting quite sick, probably due to altitude. Passed folks on the hike who were bailing from The Cirque due to shitty weather. We lucked out & had great weather next day. Climbed the very fun route. Hiked out and drove home the next day.

I also want to note that we used Brutus' (may he rest in peace) outstanding topo on this route (Kelsey's topo is off in at least one spot).


The Cirque Of The Towers
Pingora is on the left. View from near Jackass Pass.

Cirque Of Towers
Shirley & Blondie resting in camp after an overnight drive from Portland & the hike in.

Northeast Face
Looking up at pitch 3 with a party above us.

Northeast Face
Starting up pitch 3.

Northeast Face
Looking back at Shirley on the same pitch.

Northeast Face
Leading pitch 4 or 5.

Northeast Face
Shirley topping out on pitch 5.

Northeast Face
Starting the lead of pitch 6 (combined with 7).

Northeast Face
Shirley nearing top of pitch 7.

Northeast Face
Leading pitch 9.

Northeast Face
Looking back at Shirley belaying me on pitch 9.

Northeast Face
Shirley topping out on pitch 9.

Northeast Face
Shirley topping out on the route with Mitchell Peak in background.

Wolfs Head
Wolfs Head as seen from summit of Pingora.

Mitchell Peak
Mitchell Peak as seen from summit of Pingora.

Cirque Of Towers
Shirley on the hike out via Jackass Pass. Top of Pingora visible.



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