Type: Trad, Alpine, Grade II
FA: Chris Owen and Fred Batliner July 1992
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Shared By: Chris Owen on Aug 4, 2007
Admins: Chris Owen, Lurker -, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes, Salamanizer Ski

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Description

To my knowledge this spectacular ridge has never been climbed direct.

Start on the west side of the ridge, then cross over to the east side and negotiate an awkward chimney. Airy ridge climbing leads to Tower 1 pass this on the east. Stay on the east to Tower 2, to a tricky spot passing under several overhanging blocks and descending into the gully between 2 and 3. Then pass around the buttress which forms Tower 3. Once past 3 climb up the loose gully to the notch to the right of the small tower (3.5) between 3 and 4. Go down and cross under 3.5 (sand or seasonal snow), and head up to the buttress of Tower 4, a ledge leads across this to an easy gully up to the gap just before the main summit block (top of Feather Couloir). A 5.4 pitch leads up the headwall to the summit.

About 6 hours.

Location

Start at the Col north of the ridge.

Protection

Small passive rack.

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