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Southwest Ridge (Winter)

Mod. Snow, Snow, 1000 ft (303 m), Grade II,  Avg: 2 from 8 votes
FA: W.C. Mendenhall , Sept., 1898
Washington > Central-W Casca… > Snoqualmie Pass… > Red Mountain

Description

This route is described in Selected Climbs in the Cascades vol. II. and the Fred Beckey guide. The route is best when snow covered. Snow to 45 degrees. The area is prone to avalanches. Potential for overhanging cornices. If someone has a picture, please post, it was a low vis. day when I went.

Location

Follow the PCT to the upper basin and the start of the ridge.

Protection

There are enough trees for a running belay if roped.

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Non foggy picture from 2-21-14
[Hide Photo] Non foggy picture from 2-21-14
The start of the SW Ridge.
[Hide Photo] The start of the SW Ridge.

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Ronald Malavotte
Wittmann, AZ
 
[Hide Comment] Did this climb on 04/21/1973. One of my first mountain climbs after taking a Basic Mountaineering Class. We ascended the SW Slope - Ridge, which had 1,000 feet of 40 to 45 degree hard snow. Used an ice ax and crampons. May 6, 2020