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Routes in Patty's Ridge

Belly Burner T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Patty's Ridge T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Stairmaster S,TR 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Elevation: 6,343 ft
GPS: 40.62, -111.742 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: grk10vq on Jun 26, 2016
Admins: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

Description

This mega classic melodrama was named after Patty Parmalee. It is a dramatic series of corners, cracks and sharp arete climbing. Not as accessible as say Challenge Buttress, but the approach is worth the time and the experience is worth the wait. Fun for all ages and abilities. Saddle up and enjoy the ride!

Expect a 20 minute approach and plenty of exposure once on the ridge. A varied single rack will suffice and a 50 or 60 meter rope is enough. Pack some shoes for the descent, as a walk-off into the gully south of the ridge is the preferred exit.

Getting There

Follow the Stairs Gulch trail or approach and use the The Dead Snag crag as a marker. Continue up the trail until the Dead Snag is well behind you and you run parallel to Vector Madness Wall. From here, continue up the trail til you see a sharp, low angled ridge. Patty's Ridge comes into view on your right. Follow a faint trail to the base and locate a right-facing dihedral that marks the start. See the beta photo for a visual, but the ridge is very difficult to miss.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Patty's Ridge

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5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Patty's Ridge
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5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Stairmaster
Sport, TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Patty's Ridge 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad
Stairmaster 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport, TR
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Brent Barghahn
SLC, UT
Brent Barghahn   SLC, UT
Approach is only 15 minutes to the toe of the ridge at a moderate pace, and about 20 minutes total to the face routes on the backside. May 3, 2017

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