Mt. Adams

 

Description:  North Early winter spires has several routes, but the two most popular are the NW Corner 5.9 and the West Face 5.11a/ 10a  A1. 

 

Aside from the 11a finger crack that is easy to pull through, I personally found the West face felt a tad easier.  The NW Corner has a some committing undercling moves on Pitch 2 that can be odd to protect, especially if you are trying to save your big gear.  Bost routes have some large flake moves that are only protectable by a Camalot #6, but many parties do without these and the moves weren't difficult as you have these massave flakes for hands, but they are committing. 

 

 

West Face route with the NW corner just to the left

Sunny on P3

Sunny Doucette leading the 2nd half of P3 after I setup an intermediate belay

Sunny Doucette leading the undercling

Sunny Doucette on

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Start of P3 on West Face route

Stephanie Kang Cohen

Stories by Scott Heinz ( Medical Moose Labs)

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