Left of Ladder Rock Climbing
|Shared By:||Jay Harrison on Nov 22, 2008|
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DescriptionSouth-facing ridgeline along the summit cliff. This is a long section of crags interspersed with tight balsam/spruce ledges and gullies, west of the 25' tall summit ladder.
The cliffs get plenty of sunshine and, with the exception of Right of the Ladder, dry up fastest after a rain.
The rock conditions are definitely alpine however, with weathered rock on every route, and loose rock potential on most.
The rock is predominantly a compact gneiss.
There are some ice runnels along these cliffs, but the sun tends to bake them out quickly.
Getting ThereTake the trail leading directly to the summit until arriving at the best approach for your desired route, 40 mins. to an hour.
Most of the climbs here are approached via rappel or walk-down from the top, or a short bushwhack starting at the last level spot below the tall ladder. A few routes are better accessed via bushwhacking to their bases from just above the lower, short ladder (~8' tall) on the trail.
Descend either via rappel or get to the summit ridge trail.
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