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Pioneer via Pioneer Pass & East Ridge
Avg: 2 from 1 vote
|Type:||Trad, Ice, Alpine, 2000 ft, Grade III|
|FA:||members of Harvard Mountaineering club 1953|
|Page Views:||180 total · 8/month|
|Shared By:||Robert Hall on Apr 6, 2016|
DescriptionMore interesting than the normal snow-slog via Friendship Col, combines some ice and rock climbing.
From Fairy Meadow hike up towards Adamant-Austerity but bear left after getting around the lower end of the north ridge of Sentinel.
Continue towards Pioneer Pass [photo], cross bergshrund and climb high angle snow or ice above 'shrund to the pass itself.
Head right towards the east ridge (rock) [photo] and up this [photos] to snow summit and then on to the rock summit.
Descent- We descended the standard route to the col between Pioneer and the East Peak (of Gothics). [East Peak can easily be included in the itinerary with a moderately fast party.] From the col follow glacier back to Friendship Col and Fairy Meadow.