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South Ridge 

YDS: Easy 5th French: 1+ Ewbanks: 3 UIAA: I ZA: 5 British: M 1c

   
Type:  Trad, Grade II
Consensus:  YDS: Easy 5th French: 1+ Ewbanks: 3 UIAA: I ZA: 5 British: M 1c [details]
FA: Hicks, Hind, Tarrant, 1951
Season: summer, fall
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Submitted By: jon jugenheimer on Mar 2, 2008

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Looking up the large Gully that takes you to from ...

Description 

The Route climbs the southeast ridge for the mountain, using a few gullies, and ledges. After gaining the prominent ledge on the southeast side of the mountain, find the biggest right leaning gully that heads to the top. Climb this gully (a few fixed pins and newer looking bolts 2006) for a few long pitches. THis gully isn't very hard, and soloing would be the fastest way. If your feeling a bit shaky, their is plenty of places for gear along the way.
Take this gully to the top of the south peak, from here traverse north on broken terrain and a few steep steps, also all very soloable. Continue until the top is found along the wide ridge line. To get back to the car, head south from the summit until the scramble route is found. Take this well defined trail traversing the west side ledge system and down climbing through a cool tunnel. Gain the col between Mt. Edith south summit and the next northern summit. From the Col, descend the talus and gain the normal hiking trail back down to the car.


Location 

From the parking area, head east on the trail past the mountain and then head north along a creek on the east side of the mountain. Hike up hill until a bridge is crossed. The first major avalanche gully is the access up to the south end of the mountain. A faint trail can be followed through a few ledges and gullies.


Protection 

A few wires, A few Cams to 2'' and a single rope if you need it.



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A typical view along the top ridge line.  This shot is lookin north with Mt. Lewis in the background
A typical view along the top ridge line. This sho...
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