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Direct Northwest Ridge of Outpost 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b PG13

Type:  Trad, Alpine, 12 pitches, 1000', Grade III
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b PG13 [details]
FA: R Hall, H. Microys Aug 2000
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Submitted By: Robert Hall on Oct 28, 2016

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BETA PHOTO: NW Ridge Outpost - yup, typo on "background&q...


From Fairy Meadow cross to the south side of Swan Creek and hike through woods and some wet areas eventually to rock & boulders at the base of the NW Ridge. Scramble up a class 3 scree gully to gain the ridge quite low.

[It is believed that this route, as shown in the topos below, follows the ridgeline much more closely than that of the 1966 ascent by the Matthews & Matthews party.]

Follow topo-photo(s) for route.

We climbed the route with a 100 ft (33 m) rope and limited gear.

As we climbed it, 5.5-5.6 climbing occurred on P1, P4, P6 and the 5.7-5.8 crux (height-related boulder problem) high on the route could easily be A-0'ed.

DESCENT- Was via the west face with the snow patches in the photo (after snow melted). This was very steep grass and scree, some slabs. Not recommended if wet!
As we hiked back along the base, we noted that the "Huge Scree Gully" in the topo, whose top you cross on the way to the actual summit, does "cliff out" about 2/3rds of the down. [This is believed to be the route of FA of the mountain: Ms M. Ferris, M. Goddard & D. Sprecker 1965]


From Fairy Meadow this is probably the left-most climb in the range.


See gear on topo photo.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Topo of whole route
BETA PHOTO: Topo of whole route
Rock Climbing Photo: Topo of top
Topo of top
Rock Climbing Photo: Topo of  bottom and gear-list
BETA PHOTO: Topo of bottom and gear-list

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