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Coondog

[TR] Wa Pass (+ loose rock needs trundled from Con

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Climb: Wa Pass (+ loose rock needs trundled from Concord)-Concord Tower, N Face

 

Date of Climb: 7/3/2006

 

Trip Report:

Group of 4 camped at Wa Pass this weekend. Did S Arete of SEWS (aka scramble & downclimb) Sunday, then headed up to do Concord N Face and Beckey Route on Liberty Bell Monday.

 

Concord N Face was much fun; however, (and the reason I'm bothering to post a TR @ all) we noticed a fair size death flake / horn of rock on the 2nd pitch of this climb at roughly the 1/2 way point. At roughly waist-to-shoulder height as you gain a fair size ledge (w/ twin cracks meandering up left and ow-ish chimney to right). Horn-shaped, and movable by hand, this rock is roughly 3' high and 12" deep...

 

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Also note: two slings, purple & believe blue, slung in the 6"-ish chimney on the right side of this ledge. When you see these slings DON'T PULL ON THE LOOSE ROCK ON YOUR LEFT!

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We'd have trundled this ourselves if not for the two groups of folks hanging out in the gully below.

 

Rapped off, waited to see if the two groups on Beckey route of Lib would be fast enough for us to get on before rain came, bailed due to rain.

 

Hiked over to Blue Lake that afternoon, glorious... Awoke next morning to black skies and thunder booming nearby. Broke camp & on trail in 30 min later... bummed to have to leave such a lovely spot, glad we weren't being rained on a pitch or two off the deck...

 

JavaMan in Winthrop makes great breakfast burrito & good brewin's.

 

--Coondog.

 

Gear Notes:

More than needed.

 

Approach Notes:

Snow in approach gully to Lib Bell / Concord N Face largely melted out; ice-axes not needed.

Edited by Coondog

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