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Casaval Ridge - 5.1 A1 PD

Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (4)
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty (Not Rated)
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.00/5
  Rock Quality 1.33/5
  Scenery 4.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.33/5

Description:

Fantastic line that is a pretty casual route, slightly more difficult but less continuous than the West Face. Stay left of the turrets and follow the ridge up with views of the West Face & Avalanche Gulch mule trains. Eventually trend right to the Catwalk and pick your poison - either hug the rotten cliff or balance on the edge with a few feet of exposure below.

Descent Options:

Many. Ski the brilliant west face and walk back or take the direct route following crowds down Avalanche Gulch.

Submitted by: lucander on 2006-12-02
Views: 735
Route ID: 53477

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4 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty PD
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: Renty on 2009-04-25 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Grading?

What's with the grading on this page? There's no fifth class (unless you felt like climbing the gendarme direct, which would totally change the route) or aid on this route. It goes at PD-

Added: 2010-12-23

Ratings
  Difficulty PD
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: lucander on 2005-06-27 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

Could be the last week there? Conditions were a bit slushy to 11,500 feet

Witnessed by: Jim Hammerlie
Added: 2005-06-27

Ratings
  Difficulty
Red Point Red Point ascent by: roc-ray on 2005-04-20 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

No comment

Added: 2005-04-20

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: feraldog on 2001-03-17 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

No comment

Added: 2001-03-17