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Southwest Ridge 

YDS: 5.4 French: 4a Ewbanks: 12 UIAA: IV ZA: 10 British: VD 3c

Type:  Trad, Alpine, 4 pitches, 400', Grade II
Original:  YDS: 5.4 French: 4a Ewbanks: 12 UIAA: IV ZA: 10 British: VD 3c Mod. Snow [details]
FA: Unknown
Season: Summer
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Submitted By: Noah.J on Jun 22, 2012

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Rapping the snowfield, it's nice to have two ropes...

Register with the NP Mountaineering Headquarters in Talkeetna, AK before climbing in the park!


Moderate snow climbing and a small 'shrund/moat crossing gains the first rock band. There are many ways up the Munchkin, this route trends up the west rock band, but a party could just as easily climb the snowfield, or another rock section.

Once the ridge has been gained, you must cross a short snowfield as shown in the photo. A mountain axe is nice to have, as are boots. We did it in rock shoes with a mountain axe, and it was a cold little traverse.


Takes excellent gear. Bring a single set of cams and some passive pro. I liked having a picket to protect the bergshrund.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Very aesthetic summit after fun, easy climbing.
Very aesthetic summit after fun, easy climbing.
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