U-Notch, Palisades

We decided to skirt the berg and climb the fifth class rock to the right. Once in the chute, things went quicker.

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rhyang

rhyang - Feb 25, 2007 3:48 am - Voted 10/10

Nice work !

I've heard that the bypass of the U-notch schrund is easy fifth class if the snow level is high, and 5.8 otherwise. After this, did you cross back into the u-notch, or did you continue up the rock ?

lizrdboy

lizrdboy - Feb 25, 2007 4:44 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice work !

It was easy for us. Certainly not 5.8. We stayed on the rock for about 40 feet then moved back onto the snow. The top two rock pitches (from the notch) are a bit harder (5.6). We brought a pair of rock shoes for the leads and I followed in my boots.

bajaandy

bajaandy - Apr 13, 2007 5:03 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice work !

Years ago we climbed the rock on the right of the schrund all the way up to the slopes below the upper snowfield. A very fun climb that went about 5.8 YDS.

rhyang

rhyang - Apr 15, 2007 3:46 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Nice work !

Cool. Would you say the 5.8 section(s) were closer to the top ?

bajaandy

bajaandy - Jul 8, 2007 12:54 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice work !

Definetly the 5.8 sections were closer to the top. Most of the climbing was maybe 5.6 or so.

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