RPC's Pingora - Northeast Face

RPC's Pingora - Northeast Face

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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 TowersPingora is on the left. View from near Jackass Pass.

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

Northeast FaceLooking up at pitch 3 with a party above us.

Northeast FaceStarting up pitch 3.

Northeast FaceLooking back at Shirley on the same pitch.

Northeast FaceLeading pitch 4 or 5.

Northeast FaceShirley topping out on pitch 5.

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

Northeast FaceShirley nearing top of pitch 7.

Northeast FaceLeading pitch 9.

Northeast FaceLooking back at Shirley belaying me on pitch 9.

Northeast FaceShirley topping out on pitch 9.

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

Wolfs HeadWolfs Head as seen from summit of Pingora.

Mitchell PeakMitchell Peak as seen from summit of Pingora.

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


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