North Peak, North Face. Although a route existed up a gully on the north side of the 12,242-foot peak, Barry Hagen and I were quite surprised to find that the steep 800-foot north face proper was untouched. In July we began our route from the north glacier, almost directly beneath the summit. The first three pitches were rather sustained fifth class, tapering to easier fifth and fourth class on the low-angle upper face. NCCS III, F8.