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High wind below South Suicide Peak

High wind below South Suicide Peak

There are four ridges that converge on South Suicide Peak, and the one jutting out toward Turnagain Arm, between Rainbow and the Falls Creek trailhead, is probably the least-traveled. Though the photo makes it appear a little intense, it's not a difficult route by any means (light scrambling if you want to stay right on the ridge), though it drops precipitously toward aptly-named Windy Corner. Climbing down toward the Seward highway can be a bit unnerving, as you are looking down right onto the tops of the cars far below you. Some routefinding skills and willingness to backtrack are recommended; though I'd say it's well within the limts of most determined Chugach scramblers. As a side note, this ridge, probably due to the infrequency of human use, is crawling with sheep. While climbing down, my buddy Dylan Watts (pictured) and I accidentally spooked a sheep off of a cliff and it broke its neck.

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