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Complete East Ridge - 5.4

Average Rating = 4.33/5 Average Rating : 4.33 out of 5
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Rock
standard sierra alpine rack
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.2
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.33/5
  Rock Quality 4.00/5
  Scenery 4.33/5
  Fun Factor 4.33/5

Description:

start from lowpoint between summit of peaklet and humphreys and climb to the top baby.

Submitted by: crotch on 2004-07-30
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Route ID: 57050

7 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.1
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: dowww on 2011-06-28 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Mount Humphreys

Full East Arete. Great day out with Peter S. 2nd day in the Eastern Sierra, Cardinal Pinnacle offered exceptional crack climbing yesterday, Humphreys gave me an alpine fix today. 8hrs+ car to car. Creek crossing on return at 4:pm was no worries for any truck in my opinion. If from the Canadian Rockies, we would call this a difficult scramble. We soloed, no rope or harnesses. Really easy terrain, super solid rock for what I am use to. Ridge snow free for most part. We should have had alpine axes for a much quicker descent (then without) down the snow field at the col but doable without an ax, just not advised. Along with another solo individual, 2nd registered ascent of the season. Beautiful country. About 5800' total gain registered on watch, couple hundred feet lost to col. Like an Alpine III in the Canadian Rockies. Beautiful camp site by the creek.

Added: 2011-06-29

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: quiteatingmysteak on 2008-09-28 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars started on the notch above McGee Lake

got effed up on the approach, ran out of daylight. Finished the ridge but didn't top out the summit (D'oh!). 14 hours C2C.

If you want to do the easiest approach, park at the col de sac and head straight up to the little lake. From there head up right to the notch between the peak and the ridge, and start from there. Adds a few thousand feet of fun climbing and saves you from slogging up talus and scree.

Added: 2008-09-28

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.4
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: namascar on 2004-06-18 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars solo

Very lonely up there. I rather have a partner.

Added: 2007-04-18

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Onsight Onsight ascent by: glahhg on 2006-07-30 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

We used a short skinny rope and a superlight rack. Went a little slower than we'd hoped and got hailed on a bit near the summit, but made it down to the lake with plenty of time to get bit to hell by mosquitos.

Added: 2006-07-30

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Onsight Onsight ascent by: superbum on 2006-07-12 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

solo! Longer than I anticipated...but still car to car in 8 hours. 2 hours on the ridge. Awesome route! definately 5th class in sections, but I would recommend it as a solo for the time saved.

Added: 2006-07-12

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