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North Ridge - 5.8

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5.8 400m (lll) A classic arete. Reach by traversing the Elkhorn Glacier from the north-west approach or from King’s Peak along the King’s-Elkhorn Arete to a shoulder at the base of the prominent North Ridge. Start up 3rd class ground for 250m to below steeper rock. Climb a steep face to a groove. Follow the groove to a large detached flake. Stem up a corner and over loose rock to a crack system. Follow the righthand crack and bypass a roof on the right to reach the base of a chimney. Climb the chimney to a boulder choke then head right around an arete to a short face and another chimney to easier ground near the top. FA: Joe Bajan, Tom Muirhead, Dave Smith, Stuart Wazny 1972

Submitted by: giza on 2006-02-13
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Route ID: 74304