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Routes in Kahiltna Dome

NE Ridge
Type: Alpine, 2700 ft, Grade III
FA: unknown
Page Views: 642 total, 6/month
Shared By: cerickson on May 28, 2009
Admins: Jared LaVacque, L. Von Dommelheimer

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Beautiful ridge climb. Most experienced parties will not place any protection, though there is a short 50ft section that may approach 40-45 degrees. Crevasses exist both at the route's base and on the ridge proper. Many false summits, but the true summit (which is huge) is well worth the view.


The route can include Mt. Capps, the small bump on the ridge connecting Denali's West Buttress to Kahiltna Dome. Otherwise pick the path of least resistance up from the head of the Kahiltna Glacier. Total time 5-8 hours roundtrip from 9,700ft camp. The ridge can be skied as well.