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NW Ridge 

YDS: 5.2 French: 3 Ewbanks: 8 UIAA: II ZA: 8 British: D 2c

   
Type:  Trad, Alpine, 4 pitches, Grade II
Original:  YDS: 5.2 French: 3 Ewbanks: 8 UIAA: II ZA: 8 British: D 2c [details]
FA: 8/10/11
Season: July-September
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Submitted By: applewood on Jun 12, 2014

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Successful climber atop summit (Aug 2011)

Description 

NW Ridge 5.2 II **
This is the long ridge to the north of the summit which at times appears to be a vertical rubble pile of large boulders, but often has good to very good rock for climbing. Best to approach from the north (2 mile bushwhack up the forested slope due south of Remmel Lake). From a high camp along the ridge at timberline (7500'), hike and scramble (3rd class) up the lightly vegetated and boulder strewn NW Ridge to the top of the North Summit. Make 2 rappels on the west side to be able to regain the ridge (be careful of loose rock/boulders on all the rappels). From there follow the ridge top as much as possible, doing a couple of 5.1 to 5.2 pitches on mostly stable rock on each of the two main gendarmes (harder variations are possible). 3.5 hrs from high camp to summit, 2.5 hrs for descent (a rappel from each of the gendarmes of the upper ridge is required).

Location 

Best to approach from the north (2 mile bushwhack up the forested slope due south of Remmel Lake), to a high camp at timberline along the lower NW Ridge.

Ascent and descent is along the NW Ridge (6 hours total). Several rappels necessary.

Protection 

Small rack of nuts and long slings (take extra for rap anchors on both the ascent and descent). Single 50 or 60 m rope is all thats needed.


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Rock Climbing Photo: View east from the NW Ridge
View east from the NW Ridge
Rock Climbing Photo: North Summit and Lower NW Ridge from near high cam...
BETA PHOTO: North Summit and Lower NW Ridge from near high cam...
Rock Climbing Photo: Climber descending from North Summit
Climber descending from North Summit
Rock Climbing Photo: Remmels' summit and NW Ridge from North Summit
Remmels' summit and NW Ridge from North Summit

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