Saber Ridge traverse, south to north
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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.
no fixed gear or anchors
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many options to surmount the first headwall
looking down the low-angled slab start
steep traversing the way I went for the first head...
view of Mt Stewart and Tamarack Lake
the options for the second "bump"
view east past one of the gendarmes
one of the easier bits
looking back to the south
looking back at the Prism
nearing the summit
view to the east
Mt Stewart again
looking down the route
Glacier Ridge and Deadman Canyon
BETA PHOTO: route start and end
The Prism and Saber ridge from the approach.
BETA PHOTO: View of the second bump/headwall. Looks harder th...
Saber Ridge from Tamarack Lake
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