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Aiguille de l'M Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 7,200'
Location: 48.50663, -121.06681 View Map  Incorrect?
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BETA PHOTO: The Aiguille de l'M, Boston Basin, North Cascades ...

Description 

As you enter Boston Basin, the Aiguille de l'M is the cockscomb dividing the high Forbidden basin from Torment basin and the Voodoo Glacier. And yes, it was named by a mountain guide for its striking similar appearance to a much larger aiguille in France. This small summit is not in the Cascade guidebooks, but with its position and relatively easy North Ridge it must be assumed to have been summited relatively early by alpinists.

Getting There 

Take the climbers trail from Cascade River Road to Boston Basin. The Aiguille is easily identified.

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Rock Climbing Photo: The Aiguille de l'M, Boston Basin, North Cascades ...

South Ridge 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b  Washington : Northwest Region : ... : Aiguille de l'M
The South Ridge is a striking feature that begs to be climbed. As a member of that first recorded ascent team, I can vouch that there was little sign of it being climbed before, except for a 20+ year-old chewed up and faded white rap sling at the top of pitch two. It also features an abundance of loose, lichen-y rock that will keep it from being "classic" unless it gets a lot of traffic. This is certainly an "adventure climb"! Pitch 1 - 20m, 4th class. Gain the South Ridge from the snowfields, t...[more]   Browse More Classics in Washington

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Rock Climbing Photo: The Aiguille de l'M of Boston Basin, North Cascade...
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