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East Ledge

East Ledge


Page Type: Route

Location: Wyoming, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 42.85300°N / 109.304°W

Object Title: East Ledge

Route Type: Scramble

Time Required: A few days

Difficulty: Third class

Route Quality: 
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Page By: Dave Hodge

Created/Edited: Jan 5, 2005 / Jan 6, 2005

Object ID: 163434

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This route begins just north of Hailey Pass and is the easiest route to the summit. See the Getting There section on the main page for directions.

Route Description

The route is very obvious and there aren't many other simple options. The Kelsey guidebook says about this route, "No route less needs a guidebook description."

Here's my attempt at a route desctription: From the north side of Hailey Pass, scramble up though bus and house-sized boulders to a large bench holding a small tarn beneath the East Face. Cross over to the obvious ramp and just follow this to the summit plateau. This requires negotiating a few steep slabs that are slightly exposed near the top. In early summer when we did this, these slabs were snow-covered and wet. The actual high-point of the plateau is on the west side if you're a peakbagger type.

Essential Gear

Standard hiking gear for the climb. Backpacking gear for the approach.