Avg: 1.5 from 2 votes
|Type:||Trad, Snow, Alpine, 500 ft, Grade II|
|FA:||H. Buchtel, J. Seerley, D. Smith, 1930|
|Page Views:||934 total · 7/month|
|Shared By:||George Bell on Mar 5, 2007|
DescriptionFrom Upper Titcomb Basin, head up the drainage leading to the peak. Near the base of the peak, you will have to cross a small glacier, the Sphinx Glacier, with a problematic moraine to cross.
The inset couloir is in the center of the face and obvious once you are close. This couloir is generally snow-filled until July and you can see the snow from Titcomb Basin. If it has melted out do not climb this route (move around to the west to the west couloir).
Snap on your crampons and head straight up the narrow couloir. It is not as long as you might think, soon you'll reach a notch in the summit ridge. From here, a 5.1 pitch leads to the top, or you can solo up and down this section (I would rate it 4th class).