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Ripsaw Ridge 

YDS: 5.0 French: 2- Ewbanks: 4 UIAA: I ZA: 6 British: MM 1c

   
Type:  Trad, Alpine, Grade III
Original:  YDS: 5.0 French: 2- Ewbanks: 4 UIAA: I ZA: 6 British: MM 1c [details]
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Submitted By: Ryan Marsters on Oct 9, 2015

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BETA PHOTO: General terrain, class 2-5.0.

Description 

The traverse includes Peak C, D, E, F, and G. C', H, and Black are optional. The Rockinghorse Ridge picks up prior to West Partner, and then the Partners Traverse.

Start at Piney Lake and gain Peak C via the NW ridge (5.4), the West ridge (class 3), the West couloir (moderate), or North Face (5.7+).

Traverse the ridge in classic Gore style, staying proper or utilizing bypasses on the right/West side as necessary - choose your own difficulty, but expect 5.0 minimum depending on route finding.

The talus filled gully between F and G makes for a miserable but reasonable descent to the Piney Lakes trail. Further along by H and Black, the descent is easier.

A register or two might peak a historian's interest.

This is probably one of the more frequented Gore traverses and a lengthier version of the popular Grand Traverse.

Location 

This is in the Piney Lake area of the Gore Range.

Protection 

A light rack and rope if necessary.


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