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MAMIE Peak Route: Ellation (5.11a or 5.10 A0, 700', 8p)

Category: Washington       Trip Report #2??
Partner: XXX
Rock Type: Granite
Summit Elev: 6,108 ft

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INTRO


A few minutes after leaving the popular Hannegan Pass trailhead, hikers pass underneath the tiered walls of Mamie Peak. In 2009, Darin Berdinka and Matt Alford put up a 700 foot, 8-pitch route on this wall called Ellation. The mountain lacks an obvious feature and the rock tends to be compact and vegetated, so creating this route required quite a bit of cleaning, planning, and bolting. But the result was a high-quality route with a quick approach, doable in a casual day. 

The route features stellar and sustained 5.10 face, friction, and crack climbing with a couple of 5.11 moves for added challenge: a techy three pitch slab leads to five spectacular and exposed pitches up the center of a knob- and crack-riddled buttress. Protection is generally excellent and most hard moves can be pulled through if need be.

This is a great "almost alpine" rock climb.

Following page gives a route overlay and some photos from the climb.






MAP


OVERLAY



PHOTOS



Photos:
Photo descriptions:
Approach 
Climbers' path up to base of wall just after start of Hannegan Pass Trail, ~1 hour from car.
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Pitch 
1
5.8

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Pitch 
2
5.10-
   
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Pitch 
3
5.10+
   
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Pitch 
4
5.10
   
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Pitch 
5
5.9
 
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Pitch 
6
5.10-
   
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Pitch 
7
5.10+
   
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Pitch 
8
5.11c or 5.10 A0
   
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Top! 
yay!
   
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Descent 
Rap route with single 70.
   
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