OverviewLiberty Bell Group and SW of the Silver Star Group. Kangaroo Ridge provides an interesting variety of summits and climbing opportunities but unlike it's more famous neighbors to the W and to the NE is visited less often. With Hwy 20 below and visible from many of the summits (on the ridge) the sense of solitude is imperfect but because of the lack of competing climbing parties for routes in the area you can still achieve a sense of adventure and can perhaps experience something akin that which the pioneering climbers, of the area, experienced themselves.
Eric Sandbo's proposed new guide-book "North American Screeing" Kangaroo Ridge fills an important chapter. The short approaches to and relatively short routes on most of the Kangaroo Ridge peaks means large climbing racks and excessive gear packs aren't needed.
SummitsBig Kangaroo, Melted Tower, Half Moon, Choi Oi and Hai Towers, Wallaby, Little Finger, Kangaroo Temple, The Platypus, The Tomahawk and The Fin.
Approach#476 leaves Hwy 20 near MP 175 and provides a 9+ mile hike on the E side of the ridge. Twisp River Road (FS Map) provides access to the S side of the ridge, for the adventurous, over old (#426 & #432)and seldom used trails.
Red TapeKangaroo Pass is on the N border of the Lake Chelan / Sawtooth Wilderness area. Check with the Okanogon National Forest for rules and regulations pertaining to parking, camping and wilderness travel here, Okanogon National Forest.
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Check with NWAC.US here or here (text) for avalanche conditions.