Northwest Face - ledges. Mountaineer's Route.
Beware of avalanche danger!
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.
2 pickets maybe & 1/3 rock rack.
NW Face is behind Brad.
Brad Grohusky breaking trail on the NW Ledge.
Deep, unconsolidated snow, thwarted us.
He's 6'5" - let HIM lead the posthole part!
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