Avg: 2 from 1 vote
|Type:||Ice, Alpine, 1300 ft, Grade II|
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|Shared By:||TacoDelRio on Jul 28, 2013|
|Admins:||jt512, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
DescriptionThis route heads up from the base of the northeast face of Harwood to the narrow section of Devil's Backbone. I initially used it as an escape from the bottom of the northeast face due to really big junk falling off said face. It's an easy climb in a usually quiet location with little rockfall risk (once on route) and shade the whole time in winter.
LocationPark at the 3n06 gate described in several other Harwood pages here on MP. You'll hike west along the canyon near the base of the ridge towards the base of Harwood's NE face. Essentially, follow the biggest drainage. This is easy to understand when you look on Google Maps or Earth.
The route starts right at the base of the face. Instead of going up the NE face, turn south and go up the shaded (and thus typically safe) north face of Devils Backbone. Route tops out on the DBB trail, giving you many options for the rest of your day, and descent.
Advised descent is by the ridge heading east down to the gate. Please refer to the other Harwood pages for this. As always, bring your map and use it. Be smart.