Avg: 3 from 2 votes
Routes in Trapezoid Peak
|North Ridge T 4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b|
|Northwest Slab T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|Type:||Trad, Alpine, 4000 ft|
|FA:||Sierra Club party - August 1939|
|Page Views:||812 total, 6/month|
|Shared By:||Chris Owen on Apr 13, 2006|
|Admins:||Chris Owen, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
DescriptionThis is an excellent long and exposed ridge traverse with spectacular views.
Gain the first summit by scrambling up its NE ridge, the odd Class 4 moves here and there. Follow the main horizontal ridge, keep right at the occasional impasse - the views across to Trapezoid's monolithic Northeast Wall are awe-inspiring. The ridge ends at a some towers and a notch. Descend down into the gap and then up a Class 3 face to the summit plateau.
LocationHike up to "Hurd Col" from Margaret Lake. The ridge to the first summit starts here.
Down climb or rappel the Class 3 face back into the notch, the descends from the notch and makes a very quick way off. Ice-axe may be required (seasonal).