• Link to Full Album:See full album : # 80
    Route:East Ridge
    Grade:Class 3
    Date:May 2021
    Partner(s): solo
    Notes:A fine springtime route done from the north. Often approached from Baxter Pass in the summer. The trail to Sawmill Pass is a far nicer way to get there. In spring the north side approach provides all the spice for this worthy route. Staying as close to the edge of the East Ridge is where the solid rock is. Thats where the exposure and good views can be found. The gully is steeper than it looks. It was also a fairly intense downclimb seeing that I did not have an ice axe with me. Crampons were a must as the snow was still on the hard side of the scale.
    Extra:Only a sampling of images from the climb are shown here. Hence the link to the full album.