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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-15-2015, 04:06 PM Thread Starter
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Michelle Hyun wanted to scramble up the East Lion and I knew the way, having been up it half a dozen times in the past. The easiest way is via a ramp near the bottom of the south face that gets you onto the south face itself. Then straight up but sorta veer to the right, where there is a gulley leading to the summit. There's rap webbing near the top of the gulley that will get you down to the bottom of the Class 4 stuff, after that it is mainly Class 3. Our 40m x 8mm skinny rope was okay for this.

The route goes up from above my head in the photo of me looking up the hill. Photo of Michelle with the West Lion in the background and a photo of me pointing the way back to the beer.
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 08-15-2015, 04:18 PM
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Choosing the right route is the best way to make the summit. It was a long day. 1757m vertical and 20.4k distance.
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more pictures!

Looks like a serious adventure. I've always been tempted to try to even scramble up the west lion but haven't had the guts. That initial section always scares me away. Overall how was the scramble up? Everything really exposed?
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It's mainly a Class 3 scramble - a bit like the pink slab on the Sky Pilot scramble. Requires a bit of zigging and zagging to locate good foot and hand-holds. The final gully is steeper and probably closer to Class 4. Often damp so I make a habit of carrying a skinny rope along to rappel down it. Probably best to go with an experienced climber for the first visit.
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It's mainly a Class 3 scramble - a bit like the pink slab on the Sky Pilot scramble. Requires a bit of zigging and zagging to locate good foot and hand-holds. The final gully is steeper and probably closer to Class 4. Often damp so I make a habit of carrying a skinny rope along to rappel down it. Probably best to go with an experienced climber for the first visit.
I appreciate that insight, that's the same thing i've been thinking for a while which has stopped me from attempting it.
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