The North Ridge
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Routes in The North Ridge (of Dinosaur Mountain).
|Type:||Trad, 1500 ft, 10 pitches, Grade III|
|FA:||Unknown - (Antique Lost Arrow 1/3 of the way up.)|
|Page Views:||565 total, 9/month|
|Shared By:||Tony B on Oct 19, 2012|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
Closed for Raptors Feb 1- Aug 1, annually Details
See OSMP closures, annually. Closes as for Skunk Canyon Ridge 3/4 and The Dreadnaught.
DescriptionThis formation's/climb's total lack of traffic and NE exposure shadowed by Dinosaur Mt. to the South and the Dreadnaught to the East means that it has plenty of lichen and a little friable rock. Solitude is virtually assured but so are some challenges that are not common on 5.4 territory. While this is an easy climb, it is for more seasoned climbers.
It has its merits and rewards, but set expectations low relative to the classics.
LocationThis route starts up a few meters South (left and above) of the very base of the North Ridge formation. The formation may strangely named, considering it actually forms the NW shoulder of the Dinosaur Mountain and comes out of the South end of the approach canyon.
Start up there and pick and choose carefully a line past many false summits up and onward S/SW to the very peak of all of Dinosaur Mt. Any further description would be difficult, and unneeded for suitors capable of the adventurous nature of this route anyway.