South West Ridge
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Routes in The Black Kaweah
|South West Ridge T 4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b|
|Type:||Trad, Alpine, 4000 ft, Grade III|
|FA:||Albert Ellingwood Carl Blaurock 1928|
|Page Views:||819 total, 10/month|
|Shared By:||scottthelen on Feb 25, 2011|
|Admins:||Chris Owen, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
DescriptionFrom the High Sierra Trail head up the ridge. At about 12000' you will hit the west ridge. Follow the ridge over a series of extremely loose towers gaps and gully's to the final summit ridge.
(note)- We stayed as close to ridge crest as possible. A easier route can be found well below the ridge line good luck.
LocationBlack Kaweah is about 20 miles from any direction and aside from all the people on the High Sierra Trail it feels very remote.
We descended the South West Face which is like a spiral stair case with a few class 4 sections (very classic).