West Face

First two pitches of the Soutwest Corner Route shown in the photo. Pitch 1 goes up the slabs (many options exist here from about class 4 to 5.4 or so) and into the class 3 gully terminating directly below the huge chockstone (bet. NEWS and SEWS, on right); pitch 2 (crux) goes up to the left of the chockstone (5.6) and then traverses back onto the top of the chockstone via a 5.7 face ("bolted" with very old pitons); pitch 3 is class 3 and terminates further up the gully below another (smaller chockstone); pitch 4 moves left and up easy terrain (c. 5.4) starting about 20 feet below the upper chockstone and tops out on this upper chockstone (top of the NEWS-SEWS notch); pitch 5 climbs about 190 feet straight up and left (or north) from the notch on easy terrain (low 5th) and terminates when you run out of rope; pitch 6 heads up easy chimneys (up to 5.6 moves depending on variation) and tops out on low angle friction slabs just below the summit. Photo taken October 4, 2003.


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jtschanz - Oct 7, 2003 11:59 am - Hasn't voted

Looks like a great route ...

Thanks for posting the pictures. I'm going to have to add this one to the list for next summer! -Jim


rpc - Oct 7, 2003 3:48 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Looks like a great route ...


you'd definitely enjoy this route. I think it's a way nicer summit than SEWS and even nicer than Liberty Bell.


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