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Routes in Razorback

SE Ramp T 4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b
Southeast Ridge T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Type: Trad, 40 ft
FA: 1961? P. Wohlt and R. Ingraham
Page Views: 406 total, 5/month
Shared By: Robert Cort on Oct 19, 2010
Admins: Aaron Hobson, Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski

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Placement of bolts/fixed anchors is prohibited in Wilderness Study Areas Details

Description

It's a long way to come for one pitch of climbing, but for the Organ Mountain Peak Bagger, this is likely the route you'll want to take to Bag Razorback. Better climbing (and longer routes) possibly exist on the west and north sides. The better choice for climbing the SE ridge is probably just right of the SE arete proper, but it's very exposed, harder climbing on the left side of the arete, but not as exposed. Pick your poison and climb either right or left of the arete. Some fixed pins can be found near the summit, likely used for rappel by early ascensionists.

Because of an impending thunderstorm, we didn't get much time to look for a summit register, maybe next time ;-)

Location

From the summit of Wildcat, scramble down to the small col between Wildcat and Razorback (go west for a few feet, then turn north down grassy ramps).

Descend by rappelling back to the Wildcat/Razorback col, then retrace your route back over the summit of Wildcat. The west gully between Razorback and Wildcat probably does not go, and appears to be a dangerous rubble pile.

Protection

Light rack, some small tri-cams worked nicely in the horizontal seams between blocks on the left side of the arete.

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