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East Ridge 

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

   
Type:  Trad, Alpine, 5 pitches, 500', Grade II
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: W.G. Yongue (Gerald Yongue) August 19, 1938. Entire East Ridge was done in 1959 and repeated in 1977 by Kennec, Rupert, & Pearson.
Season: Summer Fall
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Submitted By: Bruce Morris on Aug 6, 2016

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BETA PHOTO: Sphinx East Ridge route (5.7)

Description 

The East Ridge can be climbed from the saddle, which is easily accessed from the backside. But the entire East Ridge can be traversed, starting from the unofficial campground at the curve on US 120 along Warren Creek. This second way is a bit loose, but still only 5.7.

It is also possible to continue on past the summit of the Sphinx and down into the saddle on the backside of the formation, and then on up the orange rock ridge to the West - Northwest. Ian Ferguson has done this to the high point of that ridge.

Location 

Along the East Ridge of the Sphinx. Approach from the Warren Creek trail head.

Protection 

Regular rack.


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Rock Climbing Photo: Continuation of the ridge from the summit of the S...
Continuation of the ridge from the summit of the S...
Rock Climbing Photo: The Sphinx backside showing way to access the East...
BETA PHOTO: The Sphinx backside showing way to access the East...

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