Swiss Arete, Mt. Sill 5.7


High Sierra, California USA

  • Currently 4.0/5
Avg time to climb route: 4-6 hours
Approach time: 5 hours
Descent time: 6 hours
Number of pitches: 8
Height of route: 900'
This route is like a shorter version of the East Buttress of Whitney. It's a big approach for pretty short route so you might want to add on a direct 5.8 start that adds a few hundred feet. From the easier normal start a few 5.6 pitches lead to an impass, here go around to the right on a 5.7 airy and fun traverse. Then a few hundred feet of easy climbing lead to the summit.
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Source: SuperTopo Guidebook Staff Last update: September 14, 2015
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