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Cascadian Couloir 
Direct North Ridge w/ Gendarme, The 
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Gorillas in the Mist 
Ice Cliff Glacier 
Ingalls Peak, East Ridge 
Ingalls Peak, South Ridge 
Sherpa Glacier 
South Headwall 
Stuart Glacier Couloir 
Upper North Ridge w/Great Gendarme 
West Ridge 

Sherpa Glacier 

YDS: 4th French: 1 Ewbanks: 2 UIAA: I British: M 1b Mod. Snow

   
Type:  Snow, 2800', Grade III
Consensus:  YDS: 4th French: 1 Ewbanks: 2 UIAA: I British: M 1b [details]
FA: Bill & Gene Prater, Don & Nelson Torrey
Season: Winter, Spring, Early Summer
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Submitted By: blakeherrington on Jul 11, 2013
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Near the bottom of the glacier. Slabs and streams ...

Description 

The Sherpa Glacier is the left-most of Stuart's 3 north-side glaciers. It is also the easiest to climb and descend. The glacier and long curving snow gully above form a classic ski route from Stuart's summit ridge, and offer the peak's best early-season descent. From atop the snow, simple class 3 scrambling leads along the ridge to the summit.


Location 

Just left of the Ice Cliff Arete and left of the Ice cliff glacier, on the NE flank of Mt. Stuart. - best approached via Mountaineers Creek Trailhead.


Protection 

Most will just solo the route. From early summer onward, the route gets increasingly difficult so consider more gear based upon current conditions for rappeling and climbing broken glacial snow.



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