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Southeast Ridge 

YDS: 5.2 French: 3 Ewbanks: 8 UIAA: II ZA: 8 British: D 2c PG13

Type:  Trad, 3 pitches, 450'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.2 French: 3 Ewbanks: 8 UIAA: II ZA: 8 British: D 2c [details]
FA: unknown
Season: Holds snow and ice on the lower 50' in winter.
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Submitted By: Tony B on Feb 4, 2013

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This is the better of the 2 previously published routes. From the base of the Apostle, probably the NE corner if approached via the drainage trail, head South along the base past a narrow rib of rock (buttress) that leans against it, bisecting the North and South sides of the East Face. Continue sharply downhill and South to the lowest point of the East face, near the South arete. A sub-slab exists around the corner Southwest of this, but it is not a part of this route.

Start off of the ground on nebulous terrain. This is down deep into the trees and well shaded, and so in winter this will be icy or snowy and perhaps wet besides. The lichen is slick when wet. This may feel more like 5.8 when out of season. When dry, however, it should offer little resistance. After about 50' of heads up climbing (little gear to be had), you emerge out of the trees onto solid clean rock and romp up on great holds and fun scrambling to the top in about 3 pitches, total.


The lowest point on the East Face lies down on the South end of the main slab. The SE Ridge ascends the face and arete formed upward of that for over 400' to the summit.


A light standard rack. Protection will be difficult to find for the first 1/2 pitch.

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