Buckingham (SE) Ridge
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|Type:||Trad, Alpine, 3000 ft, 10 pitches, Grade III|
|FA:||W. Buckingham, V. Day, 1954|
|Page Views:||7,631 total · 57/month|
|Shared By:||George Bell on Mar 20, 2007|
DescriptionFrom the Meadows head up the south fork of Garnet Canyon. The Buckingham Ridge climbs the buttress forming the left side of the Ellingwood Couloir (see location below). This buttress is broad and many variations are possible.
The standard route follows the right edge of the buttress for 4 pitches to a notch. Here the buttress is narrower and your options are fewer. From a belay on chockstones, climb the face of a tower. Continue upward 3 or 4 more pitches to the South Summit. You can bypass the South Summit on the right if you like.
It is not easy to get off the South Summit, to continue do a short rappel into the notch towards the main summit and then walk to the main summit.