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Routes in The Munchkin

Northwest Ridge T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b A1
Southwest Ridge T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Type: Trad, Alpine, 400 ft, 4 pitches, Grade II
FA: unknown
Page Views: 777 total, 12/month
Shared By: Noah.J on Jun 22, 2012
Admins: Jared LaVacque, L. Von Dommelheimer

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Moderate snow climbing and a small 'shrund/moat crossing gains the first rock band. There are many ways up the Munchkin, this route trends up the west rock band, but a party could just as easily climb the snowfield, or another rock section.

Once the ridge has been gained, you must cross a short snowfield as shown in the photo. A mountain axe is nice to have, as are boots. We did it in rock shoes with a mountain axe, and it was a cold little traverse.


Takes excellent gear. Bring a single set of cams and some passive pro. I liked having a picket to protect the bergshrund.