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Northwest Ledges 

Mod. Snow PG13

   
Type:  Trad, Snow, Alpine, 1500', Grade III
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Season: winter/spring
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Submitted By: Greg Sievers on Jul 24, 2008

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5/3/08 - descent toward Frozen Lake.

Description 

Northwest Face - ledges. This is a mountaineer's route.

Beware of avalanche danger!

Location 

Approach exactly like you're headed for the NW Face.
When you are spitting distance to the base of Birds of Fire, hang a hard right. Follow the right-rising ledge to the west shoulder of the peak.

Protection 

2 pickets maybe & 1/3 rock rack.


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NW Face is behind Brad.
NW Face is behind Brad.
Brad Grohusky breaking trail on the NW Ledge.
Brad Grohusky breaking trail on the NW Ledge.
Deep, unconsolidated snow, thwarted us.
Deep, unconsolidated snow, thwarted us.
He's 6'5" - let HIM lead the posthole part!
He's 6'5" - let HIM lead the posthole part!

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