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|Type:||Snow, Alpine, 5000 ft, Grade III|
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|Shared By:||peachy spohn on Jul 11, 2008|
|Admins:||Micah Klesick, Nate Ball|
DescriptionThe Wy' East route begins at Timberline Lodge. Ascend up the climbers trail to the top of the Palmer Chair Lift and then head east, across the White River Glacier. Crevasses are present on this portion of the climb, so roping up is a good idea. When you get across, head up the moraine to reach the top of the ridge. Follow the ridgeline until you get to the outcropping of rocks at the top.
Once here, go around right and up through a chute (40 degrees). Follow this until you get back onto the ridge roughly 400 feet up. Continue on this ridge, which is the top of the Steel Cliffs (the Devils Kitchen lies at the bottom of where you regain the ridge).
Continue on this ridge, which is somewhat exposed, until you move up either a right leaning snow ramp or exposed rock. You will encounter a small downclimb that, if frozen, should be relatively straight forward.
This portion of the climb is exposed. Traverse up and right, following the base of a large rock formation. Once around, follow a chute (between 50 and 55 degrees) to the summit ridge, and then up to the summit.
If you do the route late in the season expect a lot of rock fall and rotten rock to climb. The route finding should be fairly obvious earlier in the season, but later in the season it can be tricky...just follow the path of least resistance.