Shelf Cirque Traverse
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Routes in Shelf Cirque
|Shelf Cirque Traverse T Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c|
|Type:||Trad, Alpine, 19475 ft, Grade III|
|Page Views:||4,856 total, 60/month|
|Shared By:||Bill Duncan on Apr 15, 2011|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionThis has 4 summits, excellent exposure, tremendous views, and some climbing. Start at Solitude Lake. Climb Arrowhead. Traverse west on the McHenry's-Arrowhead ridge, and then climb the NE Ridge of McHenry's. Descend from the summit to the NW, then off the west side of the ridge to the upper reaches of the gully behind McHenry's Notch. 1 rap gets you into the gully. Climb Mt. Powell. Descend to the NW until you can drop on to the NE ridge that leads to Thatchtop. This ridge is amazing in its exposure and views of the Cathedral Spires. Continue to the summit of Thatchtop, and then descend back to Solitude Lake, or to the north if you are familiar with the descent for All Mixed Up.
This is an excellent 1-day outing, or bivy at Solitude Lake for a treat.