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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 (8)
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Light Rack to 3"
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.5
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 5.00/5
  Rock Quality 4.67/5
  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
Views: 1138
Route ID: 47942

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8 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.5
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: jmeizis on 2015-09-08 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Good Climb

Pocket glacier was nearly gone. Route finding can be tricky if you're not paying attention. Went down the North Ridge and back up for fun. Was feeling sick most of the time but still fun with hot weather.

Added: 2015-12-03

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

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