Sherpa Glacier [Suggest Change]
Avg: 2.2 from 10 votes
|Type:||Trad, Alpine, 2800 ft, Grade III|
|FA:||Bill & Gene Prater, Don & Nelson Torrey|
|Page Views:||1,992 total · 33/month|
|Shared By:||blakeherrington on Jul 11, 2013|
|Admins:||Scott Coldiron, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick|
Description [Suggest Change]
The Sherpa Glacier is the left-most of Stuart's 3 north-side glaciers. It is also the easiest to climb and descend. The glacier and long curving snow gully above form a classic ski route from Stuart's summit ridge, and offer the peak's best early-season descent. From atop the snow, simple class 3 scrambling leads along the ridge to the summit.
Location [Suggest Change]
Just left of the Ice Cliff Arete and left of the Ice cliff glacier, on the NE flank of Mt. Stuart. - best approached via Mountaineers Creek Trailhead.
Protection [Suggest Change]
Most will just solo the route. From early summer onward, the route gets increasingly difficult so consider more gear based upon current conditions for rappeling and climbing broken glacial snow.