North Ridge

Leading pitch two on The Great Gendarme on North Ridge of Mount Stuart. I'm looking up to admire the short but strenuous 5.9 OW crack that marks the crux of the route (pitch 13 according to Nelson and Potterfield guidebook). The traverse over to reach the crack is a 5.9-ish balancy hand crack and foot shuffle with one decent looking piton and one fixed nut (July 30, 2005).


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