Avg: 3 from 150 votes
|Type:||Snow, Alpine, 7080 ft (2145 m), Grade II|
|FA:||Edmund Coleman and party, 1868|
|Page Views:||13,238 total · 79/month|
|Shared By:||Danny Darby on Feb 16, 2007 · Updates|
|Admins:||Scott Coldiron, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick, Z Winters|
From the traditional ridge camp at ~6000 ft, ascend easy snow, with the Heliotrope ridge to climber's right. Take care crossing beneath the Black Buttes area, particularly below Colfax peak, as serac avalanches do occur here with some regularity. Beyond Colfax peak, turn gently right, and ascend to the Colfax-Baker saddle at ~9000 ft. From the saddle, ascend directly up the ridge, with the steeper upper Coleman glacier to the right and the Deming glacier to the left. Around 10000 ft, move slightly right onto the Roman Wall, and follow the convex slope to the summit plateau where the steepness decreases significantly. To attain the true summit, walk east through the small saddle to the small east peak.
Descend via the same route.
Distance from the trailhead to the camping area is approximately 3 miles.