Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Backcountry Granite: Slickrock Memorial Route (5.8)

My good buddy MK and I set out for the largest wall around: the East Face of Slickrock.  Located in the Lick Creek Range of the Salmon River Mountains, Slickrock is a solid shield of white granite rising well over 1000 feet base to top.  Our route, The Memorial, is a pleasant 10 pitch romp up blank slabs with bolts where you need them to keep the runouts fairly short.

Sun just touches the top of the wall at around 9am

Second pitch, MK encounters the first of the holdless slabs.

Nearing the top, MK belays 200' below.

View to the North L to R: Snowslide Peak 8522', Sawtooth Peak 8875' and Fitsum Peak 8583'

Walking off after a quick rountrip.

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