Summer of Yes

Type: 
Alpine
Description: 
1. (16,45m) First pitch follows rightward curving crack to first terrace, and then follows corner and flakes to convenient small ledge. 2. (17, 50m) More or less straight up following flakes aiming for base of corner. Belay on top of large flake. 3. (20, 50m) Follow the obvious main crack leading to the corner above. Good laybacking and bridging using large cams (#5). 4. (21/22, 45m) Continue up wide crack and undercling rightwards to its conclusion. Strenuous laybacking at the top. Large cams again. 5. Either scramble loose easy ground rightwards to ridge to exit, or rap off down the existing route you just climbed. 5.
Pitch(es): 
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121II190mYes
 

Excellent four pitch route. The top two pitches follow the big corner. Bolted belays to rap off.

Grade: 
II 21
Quality: 
3
Gone: 
0
Length: 
190m
Bolts: 
0
Natural pro: 
1
Ascent: 
Milo Gilmour, Nick Flyvbjerg, Rich Tribe, Feb 2013
Route Image: 
UUID: 
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