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South Ridge - 5.4

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The South Ridge is one of the more dramatic ridgelines in the Park when viewed from Jenny Lake or Lupine Meadows. The Ridge consists of a series of jagged towers leading to a huge notch south of the summit block. Despite its appearence, the Ridge is quite easy. From the top of the Apex, traverse across the open bowl to the south and gain the ridge. Don't be tempted to follow any of the several gullies to the top of the bowl, they're filled with the infamous Teton scree. Once on the ridge, follow the path of least resistance. Although all the towers can be passed on the East via 4th class climbing, most are easy and fun to climb directly. Be prepared to rappel or down climb the towers to either the North or East. On the ridge crest itself the rock is mostly solid, but on the East it is very loose. The major obstacle on the Ridge is the last tower before the notch. The best means of passing it is to descend into the large couloir that forms the upper section of the East Face route. From the couloir, follow the crowd to the summit.

Submitted by: agrauch on 2002-03-15
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Route ID: 13631

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Red Point Red Point ascent by: crossfit2 on 1994-07-26 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

a bit crowded but less so than east face. Not as much rock fall

Added: 1994-07-26