West Ridge of North Guard-The parapet ridge
Avg: 3 from 1 vote
|Type:||Trad, Alpine, 4000 ft, Grade III|
|Page Views:||630 total · 6/month|
|Shared By:||justin dubois on Aug 8, 2009|
|Admins:||Chris Owen, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
DescriptionThis route climbs the long beautiful West Ridge of North Guard from the sphix lakes. Its a classic Sierra scramble, complete with towers and gendarmes that must be negotiated along the way.
The majority of the climbing is 4th class, but as you approach the summit, it gets much more interesting...
Id be foolish to describe the actual route-finding, choose your own adventure!!!
LocationStart at Sphinx Lakes, head straight up and scramble through talus to gain the toe of the ridge-Follow it!
descend via the gully,just below the summit, towards Brewer(south)
There is a col that one must cross back to the North east, to reach the Sphinx lakes Cirque, Do not mistake the drainage before you as Sphinx(they look very similar)