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Direct West Arete T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
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Elevation: 10,250 ft
GPS: 46.036, -110.33 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Zach Wahrer on Aug 28, 2017
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The Incisor is the prominent tower/ridge just left of the Dogtooth (the largest formation in the cirque). Most routes go up the west face, and are around 800' in length.

The descent from the summit is fairly straightforward: Scramble towards the col (climbers right) between the Incisor and the Dogtooth, dropping down to the southeast when it becomes possible. Continue traversing across broken terrain on the east face, making an occasional 4th class move. Once you reach the col, a block can be slung to make a short rappel down low 5th class terrain to reach the scree below. Scramble down the col and back through the talus.

Getting There [Edit]

From the lake, you can head up the moraine on either the north or south sides. We’ve done both ways, and I think the most efficient is to go on the mid-north end (following the lake shore till past the trees then straight up) and follow troughs through the moraine. It is steeper initially, but makes for less talus traversing (heading up on the far north end) and extra gain/loss (heading up on the south end). Sticking to the climbers left of the moraine leads to the base of the Incisor, just left of the big col between it and the Dogtooth.

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