Avg: 3 from 1 vote
|Type:||Trad, Alpine, Grade II|
|Page Views:||116 total, 38/month|
|Shared By:||Pat Gephart on Aug 21, 2017|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionThis is a classic Tenmile Range traverse between the 13'ers Mt. Helen and Father Dyer Peak. It can be done in either direction. The majority of the climbing is Class 3/4. You could easily bump the difficulty up to 5th Class by staying ridge proper in a few sections. Test your holds as this route holds a fair amount of choss.
The traverse has no markers or cairns, so route finding can be difficult, often necessitating some thoughtful downclimbing. It is often combined with an easy traverse to Crystal Peak.
Bill Middlebrook has an excellent route description as well at https://www.14ers.com/route.php?route=hele9&type=13ers.