Mountain Project Logo

Routes in West McMillan Spire

West Ridge T 4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b PG13
Type: Trad, Alpine, 2000 ft, Grade II
FA: Fred Beckey 1940
Page Views: 172 total, 12/month
Shared By: Jade Ajani on Sep 29, 2016
Admins: Scott Coldiron, Nate Ball, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick

You & This Route


4 Opinions

Your To-Do List:

Add To-Do

Your Star Rating:


     Clear Rating

Your Difficulty Rating:


-none- Change

Your Ticks:

Add New Tick
    -none-
Goodell Creek Access Closed Details

Description

Take the Goodell Creek approach (gaining ~5000 ft. via steep brushy hiking) to Terror Basin. Good bivy spots here. From Terror Basin traverse along rocky benches, cross the outlet of a large glacial lake and climb slabs and snow until on Terror Glacier below the McMillian Spires. Ascend the glacier toward a steep snow/ice gully which allows access to the West Ridge. It's a mellow 3rd-4th class scramble up scree and talus to the exposed summit block.
Descent: reverse the route

Location

Terror Basin on the south side of the Southern Pickets

Protection

crampons, ice axe

Photos

- No Photos -

0 Comments