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West Ridge - 5.6

Average Rating = 5.00/5 Average Rating : 5.00 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (7)
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Light Rack to 3"
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 5.00/5
  Rock Quality 4.50/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 5.00/5

Description:

One of the fifty classic climbs in North America. A knifeedged ridgeline of beautiful granite. Mostly 4th class, with a 5.2 and a 5.6 section. Downclimb the same route.

Submitted by: crackjammer on 2004-01-28
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Route ID: 47942

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7 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: jackson423 on 2010-07-26 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Traffic Jam

6:30am departure from notch
returned 4:15p

Long day. Out at car at 10:30pm

Added: 2010-07-26

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: brianmb99 on 2009-08-23 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars .

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Added: 2010-03-23

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: jisaacmurray on 2008-07-19 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Cool easy ridge traversing

Plan on simulclimbing the whole thing, except possibly the "5.6" step if you want. Crux is the approach snow gully - we were within a week of it being nearly impassible due to moat formation.

Added: 2008-12-25

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: valeberga on 2007-08-29 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Take your boss to the mountains day!

My boss wanted to climb this route as his first technical alpine rock climb. We had a great time, despite the late season approach/deproach issues. We descended back down the route for the sake of simplicity.

Added: 2007-09-03

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: virginia_alpinist on 2003-07-08 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

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Added: 2003-07-08

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