Type: Snow, Alpine, 13100 ft
FA: Wasburn, Hackett, Gale, Buchtel, Ambler, Griffiths, More & Bishop on July 10, 13 & 14 1951
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Shared By: R Squared on Apr 29, 2007 with 1 Suggestions
Admins: Jared LaVacque, L. Von Dommelheimer

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Description

The West Buttress is often considered the handicap ramp to the top of Denali. It is the easiest route to the top but it can still kill you very quickly. The route has around 12,500 ft. of elevation gain. Weather can change in a heartbeat so come prepared for anything.

Location

The route starts at 7,200 feet on the Kahiltna Glacier and climbs all the way to 20,320 feet. 14 miles long so come in shape and prepared.

Protection

There are fixed lines on the route so bring jumars. Ice axe, good winter tent, stove, fuel, food, motivation, patience, the proper clothing.

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