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East Ellery Ridge 

YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b

   
Type:  Trad, Alpine, 20 pitches, 5000', Grade IV
Original:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b [details]
FA: Eric Gabel & Ian Feruson, early 2000s
New Route: Yes
Season: Summer Fall
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Submitted By: Bruce Morris on Aug 20, 2016

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BETA PHOTO: East Ellery Ridge from the Tioga Pass Road (US 120...

Description 

The eastern-most of the four aretes leading up the south flank of Lee Vining Canyon to the broad summit of the Dana Plateau. The arete is over a mile long and ends near the top of the Third Pillar route. It's hard to talk about numbers of individual pitches since you will only rope up at certain crux points along the ridge. Walking, scrambling and the odd roped move here and there according to the confidence level of the climbers involved. The FA party brought a hundred feet of 8mm, but say they never used it.

Location 

About a 45 minute hike along the Ellery Mining Road on a contour leading across the south flank of Lee Vining Canyon.

Protection 

Regular rack, stoppers, runners, and a short rope.


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Rock Climbing Photo: East Ellery Ridge from the Warren Creek pullout on...
East Ellery Ridge from the Warren Creek pullout on...
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking toward the Third Pillar of Dana from along...
BETA PHOTO: Looking toward the Third Pillar of Dana from along...
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking back from the Dana Plateau toward the East...
BETA PHOTO: Looking back from the Dana Plateau toward the East...

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By Eric Gabel
Aug 26, 2016

Slight correction on the FA spelling. It's Ian Feruson.
By Bruce Morris
From: Belmont, CA
Aug 26, 2016

Got it, Eric! Name changed to Ian Feruson. So should all Ferguson be changed to Feruson? Sounds like it.

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