South Ridge scramble route Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2014
Just the 5th party to sign the summit log this year. Camped in the basin south of the peak. Traverse has tons of awful side-hilling and route finding. We didn't have the best beta and stuck around the 6800 ft contour, which seemed like a good option for the most part, though bypassing lower around the big waterfall gully on the west end of the traverse would be preferable.
Took the prominent ridge that goes just east of Katsuk's summit, being forced into gullies west of the ridge around 7800 ft elevation. Descended ridge east to Katsuk-Mesahchie col and climbed the summit pyramid via the prominent ledge system.
Beautiful area, some great scrambling, lots of loose rock.
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