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Guide's Ridge 

YDS: 5.3 French: 3+ Ewbanks: 10 UIAA: III ZA: 9 British: VD 3a

Type:  Trad, Alpine, 5 pitches, 750', Grade III
Consensus:  YDS: 5.3 French: 3+ Ewbanks: 10 UIAA: III ZA: 9 British: VD 3a [details]
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Submitted By: Max Lasky on Nov 11, 2013

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Looking down from the start of the climb... the bo...


In the summer time, you can take the Silver Queen lift up and then head to the ridge from here by crossing over the talus field to the right of the lift. If you are broke like me, you hike up the mountain following the service road aiming for "The Guide's Ridge."


This route can easily be soloed but requires a few exposed 5th class moves. If you are comfortable on easy 5th ridge climbs, this will be cruiser. This thing would eat up gear though, and there are even bolts in a few spots.

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From: Santa Monica, Ca.
Nov 12, 2013

First climbed that (solo) in Fall of 1977, fun! Later that winter, jumped in and skied the chute, miss that place!

By Max Lasky
From: Crested Butte, CO
Apr 1, 2014

Nice, man! Never climbed it when there has been snow up there, but I have heard it goes as a scary mixed climb in the winter. I plan to try and snowboard down hall of fame chute this spring. I'll let you know how it goes.