Type: Trad, Mixed, Snow, 1000 ft (303 m), Grade III
FA: Harry Kent, Michael Covington & Casey Swanson 1974. (variation: Rick Strong & John Marrs, 1987)
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Shared By: Greg Sievers on Oct 30, 2006
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

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Begin at the very highest point of the snowfield and climb a couple pitches trending left toward the ridge. Traverse back right and into a bowl. Trend left then follow the obvious relief toward the upper bowl and skyline notch.

Frozen Spring conditions may be best. Ken Younge & I did it in early April 2002. We were several hours late and post-holed in knee deep slush. Styrofoam type frozen snow would be ideal.


Ascend the talus from Sky Pond and head left (west). Get on the snowfield and continue west to it highest point.


A light alpine rack. (A picket or 2 may be helpful in frozen spring snow conditions).