Avg: 3.1 from 39 votes
Routes in Disappointment Peak
|Chouinard-Frost Chimney T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|East Ridge T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|Irene's Arete T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Kim Schmitz Memorial Route T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a R|
|Open Book T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Southeast Ridge T 4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b|
|West Face - Lewis/Direen Variation T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Type:||Trad, Alpine, 500 ft|
|FA:||Jack Durrance, George Sheldon, Percy Rideout - September 2, 1937|
|Page Views:||7,711 total, 61/month|
|Shared By:||Ian McEleney on Jun 28, 2007|
DescriptionThis fun route makes a great day climb or warm up for bigger routes. There are numerous ways to climb this popular ridge. Generally, staying away from the ridge crest (or to the climber's left) will be easier. The rock quality is good.
The first pitch (or two) climbs to a large treed ledge that cuts across the east face of the peak. Getting to this ledge could be 5.4 or 4th class depending on the route taken.
From here, wander up for 3 to 5 pitches, making use of the many good belay stances. At minimum a few 5.6 moves will have to be made, though the climbing could be made more difficult. Top out near the ridge crest and hike another thousand or so feet up the boulder field to summit.