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Snow stakes, possibly deadmen or ice screws depending on conditions, crevasse rescue gear.
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From the Ribas hut, follow a good trail through the scree to the base of the glacier. Put on your crampons, and follow a usually well packed trail through the snow. The route changes from year to year depending on where crevasses open up, and ladders are occasionally installed over large unavoidable crevasses.
At any rate, climb the glacier until underneath a rock wall known as Yanasascha. Skirt it to its right and climb up snow to the summit.

Beautiful and easy, though a lot of work. Bring crevasse rescue gear and know how to use it - most of the crevasses are enormous and gaping, but it pays to be safe. Rope up at the start of the crevasse field, and wand the route if it isn't. I descended this in a whiteout, and was completely dependent on wands.

Difficulty is F(easy).

Submitted by: atg200 on 2001-12-04
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Route ID: 6379

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Flash Flash ascent by: danklassen on 2006-05-07 (View Climbing Log)

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Added: 2006-05-07

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Flash Flash ascent by: danklassen on 2006-01-08 (View Climbing Log)

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Added: 2006-01-08

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Onsight Onsight ascent by: ldudosmil on 2003-11-30 (View Climbing Log)

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Very beautiful mountain. It is easy, considering that it is about 20000 ft tall. Recommended!

Added: 2003-11-30

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Red Point Red Point ascent by: nalo on 2002-08-04 (View Climbing Log)

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Really nice experience, some awesome glaciers!! and I made my sister Alex to come!! had a great time.

Witnessed by: Alex.
Added: 2002-08-04

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Onsight Onsight ascent by: atg200 on 1999-12-18 (View Climbing Log)

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To within 500 feet of the summit - whiteout conditions and unstable snow made it too dangerous to continue :(

Added: 1999-12-18