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North America, Canada, Baffin Island, Polar Sun Spire, North Face, The Great and Secret Show

Polar Sun Spire, North Face. The Great and Secret Show (VII 5.11 A4 WI3) on Polar Sun Spire rises up the 4,400-foot north face of Polar Sun Spire. Mark Synnott, Jeff Chapman, and Warren Hollinger established 1,000 feet of fixed line in three long efforts. Above remained the 2,000 foot crux of severe aid up constantly overhanging rock. Ten days were needed to aid the first 700 feet of the crux. Lower-angle climbing led to the top of the wall. The route consists of 34 pitches. Eight of the pitches required between eight and 13-and-one-half hours to lead. The group spent 39 days climbing and 36 nights on the wall. A full account of their climb appears earlier in this journal.