East Ridge [Suggest Change]
Avg: 2 from 1 vote
|Type:||Trad, 1500 ft, 6 pitches, Grade III|
|Page Views:||121 total · 10/month|
|Shared By:||Tim P. Brown on Jun 15, 2017|
|Admins:||Hank Caylor, Matt Richardson, LeeAB Brinckerhoff|
Access Issue: Summit area is fenced off for communication s towers. Details
Routes may top-out within the fenced area, so one needs to plan ahead and avoid entering the no trespassing area at the summit.
Description [Suggest Change]
Once you've reached the base of the rock on the east ridge, use your route finding skills, and adventure climb to the top. The lower areas we checked out we're pretty loose, so we hiked north and climbed 2 or 3 short pitches ending in a brushy bowl below the east face (there are several moist, moss-filled caves people have clearly camped in over the years). From the caves area, we traversed left/south to gain the east ridge again. This is where the best climbing starts. It's fairly easy, but quite exposed at times. Many will not need a rope, but less experienced climbers will appreciate the security of a belay from above.
Location [Suggest Change]
We hiked down the west side (Ron Coleman Trail), passed the El Paso "Mammoth," to the parking area on Trans Mountain, hwy 375.
Protection [Suggest Change]
We had a small rack: Set of Tricams, Stoppers, slings and 'biners. We carried a 60m rope, but would take a shorter one next time to save weight.