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Southeast Slope 

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]
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Season: Spring
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Submitted By: Chris Owen on Sep 8, 2015

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BETA PHOTO: Johnson seen from the approach, note the boulder f...

Description 

A technically easy slog and scramble up sand then slabs to the summit ridge, which is a very scenic and easy scramble to a superb summit.

Retrace your steps for the descent.

Probably best done early season, when there's hard snow, which would make it a much better climb. Ice Axe and crampons would be required.

Location 

Somewhat easily reached from a camp at the Lower Treasure Lakes. Follow a faint trail south as if going to Upper Treasure Lakes, but stay in the gully, you'll soon reach a lake at 11,321 ft. This is passed on the left, then go up the gully on the left for the Southeast Slope - which is reached after a tedious large boulder field and passing another lake at 11,645 ft. on the right.

Protection 

None - easy.


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