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Routes in Peak 12,486

North Ridge T 3rd 1- 1 I 1 M 1a
Type: Trad, Alpine
FA: Chris Owen, Melody Wong, Stefan Harms - 10/2005
Page Views: 116 total, 4/month
Shared By: Chris Owen on Sep 10, 2015
Admins: Chris Owen, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

A scenic scramble which steepens towards the top negotiating two prominent gendarmes near the summit.

Follow a diagonal tree line leftwards from the lakes to a flat spot below the ridge proper, where exposed slabs then lead to a low angle ramp through them on the right; after that up towards steeper blocky terrain, then Class 3 climbing right of the first tower and then through a steep chimney-like weakness in the second tower to the summit.

The route has some very good views down into the Sabrina Basin, over to Humphreys, and as you get higher, the main crest peaks.

Descend the route or the horribly steep and loose east face.

Location

South shore of Baboon Lakes, after passing between the two biggest.

Protection

None - solo.

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