South West Ridge
5.8 M4 Steep Snow
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|Type: ||Mixed, Snow, Alpine, 4100 feet, Grade VI|
|Consensus: ||5.8 M4-5 [details]|
|FA: ||Niklaus Lotscher and Heinz Alleman, 1968|
|Season: ||March through May|
|Submitted By: ||Chris Sheridan on Jul 22, 2007|
The Southwest ridge of peak 11,300. Photo by Andy...
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This classic route deserves a spot on every aspiring alpine climbers To Do list. The ridge offers sustained moderate difficulty with over 4000 ft of vertical rise in an amazing setting. The rock quality is generally good and objective danger acceptably low.
An alpine rock rack and pickets. A small selection of ice screws may be needed but most climbing is on snow or rock.
Ty Cook high on the Southwest Ridge of Peak 11,300...
Chris Sheridan and Ty Cook following easier terain...
Andy Grauch midway through the first rock band wit...
Ty Cook leading one of the crux rock section on th...
Andy lovin' life
BETA PHOTO: The thin man squeeze
Me at the first col with Huntington in the backgro...
Taken from around the same spot as the Puryear gui...