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South Ridge Berk/Taylor  

South Ridge Berk/Taylor  

YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: E1 5a WI2- Mod. Snow PG13

   
Type:  Trad, Ice, Snow, Alpine, 7 pitches, 1500', Grade III
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: E1 5a WI2- [details]
FA: not sure on history
Season: Fall/Winter/Spring
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Submitted By: Cory Berkebile on Jan 13, 2012
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Description 

The route is cowboy style! Make it as hard or as easy as you want to. When you get in to URCD a mile and half look left at the south face and start climbing. The route will take you over numerous shelfs from 25 feet to about 70 feet in height. In higher snow conditions ice will form on certain pitches so take tools and crampons.

Descent: easiest route down is to hike north and drop into the next drainage follow it west to the flats.


Location 

There are two prominant rock ridges up the south face with a wild fractured dihederal drainage in the middle. The Berk/Taylor goes up the climbers left ridge to the top. You will know you are close to the start when a rock ridge meets the creek as you are hiking up.


Protection 

60m rope
alpine rack = set of nuts, 1 each .33 to #2 camalot, doubles of .4 and .5 camalot,
10 alpine draws and some long 6 ft runners.
Ice tools and crampons



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One of the upper pitches.
One of the upper pitches.
Google earth doesn't show the terrain features. But this is a rough idea of the route up. <br /> <br />Yellow=route to the Rock Creek Runnel <br />Blue=South Ridge Berk/Taylor
BETA PHOTO: Google earth doesn't show the terrain features. Bu...
You can see the ice starting to form, I am guessing with more snow pack the ice gets quite substantial.
You can see the ice starting to form, I am guessin...
Pitch 1 to gain the ridge
Pitch 1 to gain the ridge
Getting close to the top. Work never fails to find me!
Getting close to the top. Work never fails to find...
an easy pitch with great rock.
an easy pitch with great rock.
Looking down from the top.
Looking down from the top.
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