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Northwest Ridge 

YDS: 3rd French: 1- Ewbanks: 1 UIAA: I ZA: 1 British: M 1a

   
Type:  Trad, Alpine
Consensus:  YDS: 3rd French: 1- Ewbanks: 1 UIAA: I ZA: 1 British: M 1a [details]
FA: Unknown
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Submitted By: Chris Owen on Jan 10, 2013

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High above Pear Lake; Scott on the ridge...

Description 

A fun and solid scramble above the Tablelands, with outstanding views of the Great Western Divide.

Gain the apparent knife-edge from the ridge's eastern side (past the big step), this is the only Class 3 section, once on the ridge follow solid rock to the summit.

Descend the same way.

Location 

From Pear Lake follow the cross-country use path (to Moose Lake), with occasional ducks up slabs then a better trail to the crest of the eastern wall of Pear Lake, there's a rocky corridor/notch at the crest, leave this and hike southeast up slabs, past a big step in the ridge to the left, then gain the ridge as mentioned above.

Protection 

Solo.


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Northwest Ridge of Winter Alta. Pass the obvious big step on the left and then scramble onto the ridge from the east.
Northwest Ridge of Winter Alta. Pass the obvious b...
Scott at the crest of the east wall of the Pear Lake cwm.
Scott at the crest of the east wall of the Pear La...
Brewer group from the summit.
Brewer group from the summit.

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