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North America, United States, Idaho, Climbs Near Redfish Lakes, Sawtooth Range

Climbs near Redfish Lake, Sawtooth Range. About 2½ miles from the end of Redfish Lake Julie Brugger and I found a dihedral on the east end of a slab north of the trail. The climbing reminded me of Glacier Point Apron. All six pitches were aesthetic, clean and relaxing. NCCS II, F8. On July 5 Julie Brugger, Earl Hamilton and I climbed the pinnacle directly behind the first climb. We started on the left on what looks like a ridge from the distance. A fairly difficult pitch to a tree led to two easier ones to a ledge. Twenty feet of slanting crack go to a ledge that goes left around a rotten section. From the ledge’s end we climbed the face right of a chimney to delicately balanced chockstones. Two more pitches got us to a huge tree and another to the top of a subsidiary pinnacle. We went up and right for a pitch and up a wide crack followed by a 150-foot traversing pitch. We traversed right another 70 feet and climbed a chimney. Finally we climbed a slightly rotten dihedral to a belay right on the skyline. NCCS III, F9.

MARK WEIGELT