Type: Trad, Snow, Alpine, 6000 ft (1818 m), Grade II
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Tobin Akehurst on Jul 21, 2020
Admins: Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick, Z Winters

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From the summit of Mt Washington traverse along the narrow crest of fractured pillow basalt towards Mt Ellinor. Downclimbing the ridge of gendarmes is the crux. When you reach the lowest point in the ridge ascend either a series of ramps to the ledge under "Horse's Mouth" (shown in red) or a gully on the NE side of "Point B" (Shown in blue) to regain the ridge crest. Rock is horrible, exposure is severe, only the initial wedge feature is fun.

The standard west-side basin traverse to Ellinor's NE couloir is a superior route.


Begin from Mt Washington's summit.


Rock is horrible, protection is problematic.