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Northwest Ridge 

YDS: 4th French: 1 Ewbanks: 2 UIAA: I ZA: 2 British: M 1b

   
Type:  Trad, Alpine, 600', Grade II
Original:  YDS: 4th French: 1 Ewbanks: 2 UIAA: I ZA: 2 British: M 1b [details]
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Submitted By: Dr. Evil on Dec 9, 2007

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In the fog near the top of Eastpost Spire.

Description 

This 4th class route is the left-hand skyline of Eastpost spire, as seen from the Kain hut. Because the route is short and not committing, it is good as an introduction to the Bugaboos or on a day with bad weather. It can also be used as the descent on a traverse of Eastpost (via the SE ridge).

To approach, first hike up to the Applebee dome campground. From the dome, head up faint trails towards the col between Crescent and Eastpost.

Once the col is reached, head up the ridge. The climb is slightly harder if you stay on the ridge the whole way. Moving to the west side of the ridge makes the climb easier. There are cairns at many places on the ridge.

Descend the route.

Location 

This route is the left-hand skyline of Eastpost spire when viewed from the Kain hut. To approach, first hike up to the Applebee dome campground. From the dome, head up faint trails towards the col between Crescent and Eastpost.

Descend the route.

Protection 

No gear needed if climbers are comfortable on 4th class rock.


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By Lzpup
From: santee, ca
Aug 16, 2015

Great climb for a questionable weather day- short.

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