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Probably the finest route on the peak, the South Ridge provides an enjoyable passage up mostly solid, golden granite to the summit. The difficulties are not sustained, with many easy 5th class sections broken up by short 5.6-5.7 steps. The crux is likely passing through a notch on a short wall on pitch six -- a few fun, steep, well-protected moves.
A long day just about any way you break it. If attempting in a day, hike up Garnet Canyon to the Platforms. From the Platforms, ascend a couloir to the SW which will put you in a gorgeous cirque. From here, traverse South, keeping about the same elevation, and eventually wrapping around the East flanks of Nez Perce. From here, Shadow Mountain looms to the South and two cols will be visible to the West, up another 1500 feet or so. Aim for the right, higher one. From this col the striking South Ridge will come into view right in front of you. Traverse 100 feet and ascend 4th class ledges until you reach a larger ledge, then traverse west. Soon you will reach a 15 foot spike in front of an obvious left-facing corner/chimney. This is the first pitch.
Standard Teton rack. No fixed anchors. Bring lots of slings.