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Babcock Peak
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Babcock Peak 4 Summit Traverse T 
Knife, The T 
Right Couloir from Boren Creek  T 
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The Knife 

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

   
Type:  Trad, Alpine, 1000', Grade IV
Consensus:  YDS: 4th French: 1 Ewbanks: 2 UIAA: I ZA: 2 British: M 1b [details]
FA: Unknown
Season: Fall
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Submitted By: CDC on Sep 10, 2011

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J. Percassi on the knife ridge looking back toward...

Description 

The Knife is a long classic ridge between Spiller Peak and the West summit of Babcock Peak. The best route on this ridge is on the top except for the pinnacle near the top of Spiller which is skirted on the north.

Location 

The route is the ridge between Spiller Peak and the West summit of Babcock Peak.

Approach via the Boren Creek side. It is best to climb from Spiller toward Babcock, but it can be done either way. Expect loose rock going up and descending with the ridge being the most compact rock.

Protection 

None required. The ridge involves some interesting scrambling and exposure, but most people do not need a rope.


Photos of The Knife Slideshow Add Photo
JP nearing the West Summit of Babcock on the ridge, November 2009.
JP nearing the West Summit of Babcock on the ridge...
JP in the descent gully down Babcock into Boren Basin, 11-2009.
JP in the descent gully down Babcock into Boren Ba...
The ridge looking towards Babcock.
BETA PHOTO: The ridge looking towards Babcock.
John Percassi on the Knife nearing Babcock. <br />Nov. 2009.
John Percassi on the Knife nearing Babcock. Nov. 2...
Laura and Tye nearing Spiller on one of the steeper parts of the route.
Laura and Tye nearing Spiller on one of the steepe...
View from La Plata Canyon.
View from La Plata Canyon.

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By Kevin Sainio
From: Durango, CO
Jul 20, 2012

Some more photos and a different way of accessing this route.

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