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Hike up the canyon from Finger Lake towards Norman Clyde Peak. Then, before the glacier, slabs to the right to gain the crest of the long NNE ridge running down from the peak.
The route does not follow the ridge directly - this is Firebird Ridge (IV 5.9) a different proposition.
Cross onto the north face where the ridge begins to steepen and take the path of least resistance up this face about 50/200 feet to the right of the main ridge until the crest of the summit ridge is reached. Scramble to the summit.
Descend the route.
Solo - or 9mm rope and light passive rack. Ice-axe useful in early season.
|Comments on North-Northeast Ridge
Mar 12, 2007
rating: 5.1 2 6 II MD 2a R
I zagged way out to the right when I soloed this route (from photo).
The line drawn in photo is pretty steep, even overhanging in places. There were a lot of bail slings in that area.
A classic summit, talk to Norm while you are there...
|By Chris Owen|
From: La Crescenta and Big Bear Lake
Jun 2, 2007
When I soloed this route in the 80's I think I went a little to the right of the line, I don't remember any hard bits, but I do remember passing rap slings. Came the same way down and passed a roped team coming up pitch-by-pitch, and rather late.