Northwest Corner

Page Type Page Type: Route
Location Lat/Lon: 44.36680°N / 121.13631°W
Additional Information Route Type: Trad Climbing
Seasons Season: Spring, Summer, Fall
Additional Information Time Required: Less than two hours
Additional Information Rock Difficulty: 5.3 (YDS)
Additional Information Difficulty: Technical Rock
Additional Information Number of Pitches: 1
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One of the easier routes to the summit of Staender Summit, this one follows a crack to the top of a pillar before moving over to the main summit. Good warm-up or beginner trad route.

Getting There

See the Main Page for directions to Staender Ridge. Staender Summit is the 7th rock tower from the bottom of the ridge. You can hike up either side of the rock towers to the (could you guess?) the Northwest side of this formation.

Route Description

The route climbs the handcrack to the right of the obvious pillar. Start by working your way onto a ledgy boulder to a buldge in the crack. Cimb over that into the crack and work your way up the crack and steps on the face of the pillar. When you reach the top of the pillar, you will pull yourself up onto the top of it, turn right and climb the short face to the anchors. See photo. Rap the route. Route is about 35-40 feet takes gear to 3 inches.

Essential Gear

Gear to 3".



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