|Saber Ridge traverse, south to north || |
Saber Ridge traverse, south to north
|Type: ||Trad, Alpine, 20 pitches, Grade III|
|Consensus: || YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ British: MVS 4b [details]|
|FA: ||Scott Thelen (2008)|
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|Submitted By: ||fossana on Jul 16, 2013|
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The Prism and Saber ridge from the approach.
Being a ridge traverse there are many ways to go on some sections. Choose you own adventure. I found the most sustained part to be surmounting the first headwall.
In relation to something like Matthes, it's longer, more sustained and more exposed.
Start as far down the lower angled slabs as you wish.
Scramble off to the west until you can drop down onto the talus field that puts you west of the Prism. There is also a trail descent down Elizabeth Pass, but it's longer. For this you'll have to head NE down the slabs and cross-country to the Elizabeth Pass trail.
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