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Casval Ridge Grade 3 -

Average Rating = 5.00/5 Average Rating : 5.00 out of 5
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty (Not Rated)
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 5.00/5
  Rock Quality 5.00/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 5.00/5

Description:

straight foward, fabulous in the winter, some parts are exposed, using the rocks to help shelter your tents is always a good idea, surround with snow.. you know the drill. This route could take a couple days, Beware though , weather can turn in and you can end up in big trouble on this exposed beauty.

Submitted by: bbevans039 on 2002-09-17
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Route ID: 24275

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Onsight Onsight ascent by: adamtd on 2005-02-06 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Beautiful during the winter

We climbed half way up the ridge pitching our tent at the base of the first rock fin of any significance. The following morning we woke at 4am and started our summit push. Topped out and returned back to the tent in time to break down camp and meet our ride at Bunny Flats at 4pm. Great climb during the winter.

Added: 2008-10-10

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Onsight Onsight ascent by: foggdw on 2004-03-20 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

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Added: 2004-03-20

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Onsight Onsight ascent by: virginiapine on 2003-06-25 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

Very fun route for me. Due to big Apr. snowfall, all the usual volcanic crud was still covered, leaving only the pinnacles exposed (quite decent rock for high alititude, and rather exceptional for a volcano). Guidebook notes that climbers have said this compares to classic European Alps ridge routes. I concur but ONLY if you stay atop the ridge and climb as many of the pinnacles as possible. Just traversing along the bases of the pinnacles is too easy. Also, where the ridge tops out, instead of going east to join the masses going up Misery Hill to the summit plateau, consider going NE and traversing the steep upper snow/ice fields of the Whitney Gl. to reach the plateau.

Added: 2003-06-25

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Red Point Red Point ascent by: chalkbag on 2000-05-24 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

We actually climbed the Casaval with our packs and camped on a huge snow field at 13100', right after the ridge. The summit is an easy short walk up from the camp.

Added: 2000-05-24

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Red Point Red Point ascent by: bbevans039 on 2000-03-17 (View Climbing Log)

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Added: 2000-03-17

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