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Jake Robinson

Bannock Mountain NE Face

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Is there a route on this thing? I think it's about 2000' tall. impressive in person, but a pain to get in there and probably pretty chossy...

 

About 2000' of relief from lower Bannock Lake to the summit:

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Looks like Roger Jung terrain. 

I have no idea but I'd like to climb Bannock from the other side some day...

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i've wondered the same; haven't consulted the B Bible, but it sure looks vegetated.  could still be 'fun' to explore some of those buttresses

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Not surprising, lots of choss out there to pioneer!  A lifetime of adventure awaits just a few miles away.....

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I wish I had better pics - it is a very impressive feature from the BL area. If it wasn't for the 20 mile hike and bushwhacking required to get there, maybe there would be a route...

Here's a springtime view from the north, but it doesn't look like much from this angle:DSC03040.thumb.JPG.d6de8a3ac303e8832b42f4bdfa145d05.JPG

 

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3 hours ago, lunger said:

i've wondered the same; haven't consulted the B Bible, but it sure looks vegetated.  could still be 'fun' to explore some of those buttresses

chossy, vegetated, and a long way from the road -- that sound right up your alley!

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A friend and I did an elaborate hike last sumer which included visiting those lakes (upper lake has good fly fishing, lower is a bleak little cirque) and we had brought a light rope and some climbing gear. 

The face has a pretty big geologic transition running diagonally through it. The rock above looked atrocious, and the face is basically a series of ribs and gullies, the later of which were frequently shedding rocks. I think the best hope for a decent climb would be to try one of the far right side ribs, skirting around in from the right. I'd expect vegetated choss.

 

 

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