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Northeast Ridge - WI3

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Alaska Grade 3+ AI3 Make the rack Light on rock gear, heavy on snow gear.
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Climbs the col north east of the summit and follows the knife edge ridge to the summit. Crux is a Gendarme which must be traversed for two pitches of AI3. Generally requires a snow cave bivy at 10,400 ft in order to launch a summit attempt and descent the following day. Descend down the same route.

Submitted by: tim_cro on 2006-02-18
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Route ID: 63602