650m, 23 pitches. Straight up the North West face. Some 5.9 free, mainly A2 aid but an exciting pendulum to poor situ kit constitutes A3 on the 3rd pitch. Highlight is the 'Thank God' ledge pitch. Freed at 5.13c/d.

Royal Robbins, Dick McCracken Jun/1963.


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