Avg: 4 from 1 vote
Routes in Black Ridge, Kangerlussuaq
|Mosquito Gulley T Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c|
|Raven T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Type:||Trad, Alpine, 550 ft, 4 pitches|
|Page Views:||376 total, 14/month|
|Shared By:||MalcolmS on Aug 20, 2015|
DescriptionVaried climbing including finger cracks, fist jams, face moves, and open corners, takes you up the center of this impressive wall overlooking town. Rock is generally high quality though the route has seen very little traffic. This, plus the varied terrain and spectacular views make it a must-do climb. Expect to encounter debris and vegetation in many cracks. First ascent unknown, likely made during the days of the active Sondrestrom Air Base. Ascent in July 2014 found a few fixed bolts and some old abandoned gear in cracks.
Pitch 1, 5.7, starts left of cliff center, above a telephone pole, in an enjoyable finger-width crack which tops out on face moves to a narrow grassy ledge with bolts. Pitch 2, 5.8, Starts to the left of the anchors and then trends right up an angled flake with underclings and jams to a small but adequate belay stance on gear. Pitch 3, 5.8, continued varied face and crack moves toward the base of a left-facing open corner. May be split into 2 pitches for rope drag. Pitch 4, 5.7, starts below an open, left-facing corner system, to the top.