Type: Trad, Alpine, 400 ft (121 m), 4 pitches
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Chris S on Jul 20, 2014
Admins: Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick, Z Winters

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Access Issue: Seasonal Raptor Closure at Newhalem Crags March 1st to mid-July Details


The North Ridge starts at the obvious col between the Aiguille and the Torment-Forbidden ridge. 2-3 pitches of almost-level ridge climbing can be pitched out, simul-climbed, or short-roped (3rd class). A single 4th class pitch, 50-60', is the route's crux. A shorter 4th class ridge pitch gains the summit.

Descent is by down climbing to the top of the steep pitch, where rappel slings wait in a great position. Then retrace your steps across the level ridge to the col.


The North Ridge is the obvious righthand skyline as seen from low or high camp in Boston Basin.


Other than the sole rappel sling, there is no fixed gear or anchors on this route. A light alpine rack should suffice.