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Morning Salutes 

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

   
Type:  Trad, Alpine, 2000', Grade III
Original:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b Mod. Snow [details]
FA: Who knows? No beta we just went exploring and climbed.
Season: May through June
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Submitted By: Chris Walden on Jun 14, 2017

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BETA PHOTO: Follow the rock band up between the two erections ...

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Description 

Climb is on the south side of the Radio Control Tower ridge. When you have located the two erecting, prominent and unmistakeable rocks on the ridge go up. Cross the bergschrund and head up the moderate snow ramp to the base of the rock band.

The rock band to access the ridge can be protected by a small alpine rack. Once you have gained the ridge proper head west to Radio Control Tower placing pickets as you see fit and/or comfortable.

The ridge is classic, fun and steeper in many sections than we expected. Great climb to get your crampons wet in the range.

Location 

Head due west from Kahiltna base camp on the south side of Radio Control Tower. You will pass 3 major couloirs start looking for two erecting, prominent and unmistakeable rocks on the ridge.

Descent
Retrace your steps along the ridge and rap or down climb the couloir to climbers right.

Protection 

Small alpine rack
2-3 Cams to 2"
4 Nuts
1-2 Ice Screws
1-2 Pickets
60m or 70m Rope


Photos of Morning Salutes Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: When you gain the ridge and look up to more awesom...
When you gain the ridge and look up to more awesom...
Rock Climbing Photo: Radio Tower ridge photo by Mike
Radio Tower ridge photo by Mike
Rock Climbing Photo: Spectacular views!  Looking back towards Mt. Hunte...
Spectacular views! Looking back towards Mt. Hunte...
Rock Climbing Photo: Heading up the rock band.
BETA PHOTO: Heading up the rock band.
Rock Climbing Photo: Approximate location of climb
BETA PHOTO: Approximate location of climb

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