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North Ridge 

YDS: 3rd French: 1- Ewbanks: 1 UIAA: I ZA: 1 British: M 1a

   
Type:  Trad, Alpine
Original:  YDS: 3rd French: 1- Ewbanks: 1 UIAA: I ZA: 1 British: M 1a [details]
FA: Chris Owen, Melody Wong, Stefan Harms - 10/2005
Season: Spring to Fall
Page Views: 97
Submitted By: Chris Owen on Sep 10, 2015

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Picture Peak on the left and Mt Haeckel on the rig...

Description 

A scenic scramble which steepens towards the top negotiating two prominent gendarmes near the summit.

Follow a diagonal tree line leftwards from the lakes to a flat spot below the ridge proper, where exposed slabs then lead to a low angle ramp through them on the right; after that up towards steeper blocky terrain, then Class 3 climbing right of the first tower and then through a steep chimney-like weakness in the second tower to the summit.

The route has some very good views down into the Sabrina Basin, over to Humphreys, and as you get higher, the main crest peaks.

Descend the route or the horribly steep and loose east face.

Location 

South shore of Baboon Lakes, after passing between the two biggest.

Protection 

None - solo.


Photos of North Ridge Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Scoping out the route from Baboon Lakes.
Scoping out the route from Baboon Lakes.
Rock Climbing Photo: Stefan Harms and Chris Owen, with Mt. Darwin the b...
Stefan Harms and Chris Owen, with Mt. Darwin the b...
Rock Climbing Photo: Steeper section towards the summit, at the second ...
Steeper section towards the summit, at the second ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Past the second tower almost at the top.
Past the second tower almost at the top.
Rock Climbing Photo: The ramp section which bypasses the exposed slabs ...
The ramp section which bypasses the exposed slabs ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Heading up towards the ramp.
Heading up towards the ramp.
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking up the ridge to the first tower.
Looking up the ridge to the first tower.
Rock Climbing Photo: The route follows the line after scrambling up the...
BETA PHOTO: The route follows the line after scrambling up the...
Rock Climbing Photo: Peak after an October squall. The route follows th...
BETA PHOTO: Peak after an October squall. The route follows th...

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