Avg: 3 from 8 votes
|Type:||Trad, Alpine, 1300 ft, Grade II|
|FA:||1963 or later?|
|Page Views:||1,151 total · 28/month|
|Shared By:||Orphaned on Aug 4, 2015|
An easier alternative to the Eagle slide with a similar, though slightly more strenuous bushwhack, especially if one is not doing the Bottleneck (5.5). Most would still call this slide 4th class, though it is less steep overall than the Eagle slide, with less exposure. Exit, if not doing Bottleneck, can be gained by following herd path along base of cliffband to the right (south) or left (north). Left takes you away from the summit but Ive heard can be easier going. Not sure, I went right and found it pretty ok, probing for a weakness in the cliffband that wasnt 5th class, topping out on the cliff in view of the summit, where a trail leads from said cliff to summit. Enjoy the mountains!
Same approach as Eagle, except you will follow the drainage to the left (north) of Roaring brook. If you descent into Roaring brook at the cairn, or about 2,600 ft, you should be able to hop right over into the next drainage. Its smaller and more grown in, just barely visible as a shaded line on google earth, as opposed to the well defined path of Roaring brook. When in doubt, make sure you're heading northeast (Eagle is due east).