This classic alpine route follows a long, airy quartz and basalt ridge with a couple of knife edge sections and towers. In warmer weather this is an easy scramble/rockclimb, but with snow and ice it becomes a more challenging alpine climb. Start early as the route gets a lot of sun. Trend right after the largest tower (above Suicide Couloir) to avoid some loose slabs out left. A good view of the route can be seen from the Alta parking lot....[more]Browse More Classics in UT
Does anyone know if there are any climbing lines on Guert's Ridge? (Guerts is on Mt. Olympus and is the the rock that starts halfway up the mountain and goes to the top.) Guerts is only one line of many that are waiting to be climbed. Anyone have ideas, suggestions or the drive to explore??
Guert's ridge does have a route in fact, Guerts Ridge 5.5 (Irene Guert,O'dell Peterson, Harold Goodro 1940's!)!" It's a fun one too, especially in winter for added flavor. Check out the description in the Mt Olympus section. My favorite of the olymps slogs...as it ends right on the summit and has some fun moves interspersed with log, but aesthetic easy sections. a great solo (though you must carry a rope for the raps)