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East Ridge 

YDS: Easy 5th French: 1+ Ewbanks: 3 UIAA: I ZA: 5 British: M 1c

   
Type:  Trad, 6 pitches, 1500', Grade III
Original:  YDS: Easy 5th French: 1+ Ewbanks: 3 UIAA: I ZA: 5 British: M 1c [details]
FA: Unknown
Season: Fall, winter or spring
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Submitted By: Tim P. Brown on Jun 15, 2017

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BETA PHOTO: More complete overview of the route we took. There...

Summit area is fenced off for communication s towers. MORE INFO >>>

Description 

Once you've reached the base of the rock on the east ridge, use your route finding skills, and adventure climb to the top. The lower areas we checked out we're pretty loose, so we hiked north and climbed 2 or 3 short pitches ending in a brushy bowl below the east face (there are several moist, moss-filled caves people have clearly camped in over the years). From the caves area, we traversed left/south to gain the east ridge again. This is where the best climbing starts. It's fairly easy, but quite exposed at times. Many will not need a rope, but less experienced climbers will appreciate the security of a belay from above.

Location 

We hiked down the west side (Ron Coleman Trail), passed the El Paso "Mammoth," to the parking area on Trans Mountain, hwy 375.

Protection 

We had a small rack: Set of Tricams, Stoppers, slings and 'biners. We carried a 60m rope, but would take a shorter one next time to save weight.


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Rock Climbing Photo: Midway through approach, with the majority of the ...
BETA PHOTO: Midway through approach, with the majority of the ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Approach route from high on the ridge.
BETA PHOTO: Approach route from high on the ridge.
Rock Climbing Photo: Bushwhacking toward the mossy caves ~1/3 way up th...
Bushwhacking toward the mossy caves ~1/3 way up th...
Rock Climbing Photo: Fairly easy climbing on quite nice limestone (for ...
Fairly easy climbing on quite nice limestone (for ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Break time about 2/3 up the ridge with North Frank...
Break time about 2/3 up the ridge with North Frank...

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