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.
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.
None required. The ridge involves some interesting scrambling and exposure, but most people do not need a rope.
JP nearing the West Summit of Babcock on the ridge...
JP in the descent gully down Babcock into Boren Ba...
BETA PHOTO: The ridge looking towards Babcock.
John Percassi on the Knife nearing Babcock.
Laura and Tye nearing Spiller on one of the steepe...
View from La Plata Canyon.