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Alternate approach to the north face cirque:  This is a description of an approach shown to me by Kevin Hansen.  It is shorter and more direct than the Rock Creek approach, BUT it involves some horrendous hiking up steep scree and some extremely exposed class 4 climbing.  You will save time with this approach, but don't say you weren't warned when you are cursing at the scree or wetting your pants due to the exposure!  For the north face, this approach has the added benefit that you can just hike the COR trail all the way back to your car at the end of the day.   <br /> <br />Park at the MAIN BORAH TRAILHEAD for the Chicken Out Ridge Trail. <br />0 <br />Hike up the trail to the saddle with the comfortable tree.  Leave the trail here headed north as if you were going back to the Rock Creek parking area, but head due north (further right than if you were going to the other parking).  Eventually you will come to a steep slope leading down into a drainage.  Go down the slope, and up the other side.  This part sucks as the slope on the other side is composed of steep loose scree.   <br /> <br />Eventually you will gain the "escalator ridge" on the other side of the drainage (so called because after the scree hill the going is so easy it feels like you're taking an escalator).  There are several nice bivy spots on this ridge.  Head up ridge for quite awhile Until you come to another scree field, which leads you to the crest of the northwest ridge of Borah.   <br /> <br />Follow the northwest ridge up to an area where the scree is much darker than the surrounding scree.  At the far right edge of this you can drop down the other (north) side of the ridge using a series of ramps which are linked together by loose class 4 scrambling.  These ramps generally traverse towards the North Face of Borah. <br /> <br />Congratulations!  You are now high in the north face cirque!  Psycho Therapy is just up to your right, and a simple traverse of the large snow field will put you at the base of the north face route.

Alternate approach to the north face cirque: This is a description of an approach shown to me by Kevin Hansen. It is shorter and more direct than the Rock Creek approach, BUT it involves some horren

ID : Lost River Range : ... : Psycho Therapy (5.9+ AI4 M6)

2 days ago

Kevin on the descent down the Borah's northwest ridge.

Kevin on the descent down the Borah's northwest ridge.

ID : Lost River Range : ... : Psycho Therapy (5.9+ AI4 M6)

2 days ago

Kevin Hansen, grappling with the "snow chockstone" which is mostly hidden from view.

Kevin Hansen, grappling with the "snow chockstone" which is mostly hidden from view.

ID : Lost River Range : ... : Psycho Therapy (5.9+ AI4 M6)

2 days ago

Psycho Therapy - Photo by Bob Boyles

Psycho Therapy - Photo by Bob Boyles

ID : Lost River Range : ... : Psycho Therapy (5.9+ AI4 M6)

2 days ago

Descent back to rock creek

Descent back to rock creek

ID : Lost River Range : ... : North Face of Mount Borah (AI3 Mod. Snow)

3 days ago

North Face of Mount Borah

North Face of Mount Borah

ID : Lost River Range : ... : North Face of Mount Borah (AI3 Mod. Snow)

3 days ago

The awesome north face of Mount Borah

The awesome north face of Mount Borah

ID : Lost River Range : Mt. Borah

4 days ago

Reggie, about to make his way around the corner . . .

Reggie, about to make his way around the corner . . .

ID : Table Rock : ... : Sweaty Peach (V2+)

6 days ago

Cory on Heel Hook

Cory on Heel Hook

ID : Table Rock : ... : Heel Hook (V1)

6 days ago

Reggie Getting Burly!

Reggie Getting Burly!

ID : Dierkes Lake, Twin Falls, I... : Burleymon (5.12a)

Oct 21, 2013

The Four Horsemen ascends the ridge in the center of the photo.

The Four Horsemen ascends the ridge in the center of the photo.

ID : The Sawtooth Range : ... : Four Horsemen (5.9)

Aug 26, 2013

Brian enjoying the knobby slab

Brian enjoying the knobby slab

ID : Mores Mountain : ... : Heart of Darkness (5.10b)

Aug 5, 2013

Troy starts up Dead on Arrival

Troy starts up Dead on Arrival

ID : Black Cliffs : ... : D.O.A. (5.10a)

Aug 3, 2013

Cory on Mecca Right

Cory on Mecca Right

ID : Swan Falls : ... : Mecca Right (V2)

Mar 17, 2013

Reggie on High Heels

Reggie on High Heels

ID : Swan Falls : ... : High Heels (V2-)

Mar 17, 2013

Beware the razor sharp last crimp on Agra!

Beware the razor sharp last crimp on Agra!

ID : Swan Falls : ... : Agra (V6)

Mar 17, 2013

Reggie getting Agro on Agra!

Reggie getting Agro on Agra!

ID : Swan Falls : ... : Agra (V6)

Mar 17, 2013

Reggie on Slabby Side

Reggie on Slabby Side

ID : Swan Falls : ... : Slabby Side (V2)

Mar 17, 2013

Reggie trying to suss out the sit start to Hairpin Arete

Reggie trying to suss out the sit start to Hairpin Arete

ID : Swan Falls : ... : Hairpin Arete - Stand Start (V3-)

Mar 17, 2013

Troy making the reach!

Troy making the reach!

ID : Swan Falls : ... : Raw Tips (V2)

Mar 17, 2013

Troy on Raw Tips

Troy on Raw Tips

ID : Swan Falls : ... : Raw Tips (V2)

Mar 17, 2013

Cory trying out the boulderer's outfit on the Hairpin Face

Cory trying out the boulderer's outfit on the Hairpin Face

ID : Swan Falls : ... : Hairpin Face (V2)

Mar 17, 2013

The Hairpin Boulder

The Hairpin Boulder

ID : Swan Falls : Hairpin Boulders

Mar 17, 2013

Reggie focusing on the move to avoid a Sudden Meltdown

Reggie focusing on the move to avoid a Sudden Meltdown

ID : Table Rock : ... : Sudden Meltdown (V4)

Mar 15, 2013

Tim about to experience the Whole Ordeal

Tim about to experience the Whole Ordeal

ID : Table Rock : ... : The Whole Ordeal (V0)

Mar 15, 2013

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