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Modified route on Swiss Arete
When we got to Glacier Notch, we traversed to the most natural starting point in the ridge. Most descriptions of the route recommend a 3rd class approach up the gully. Our route on the lower part of the arete was splendid, and very similar to the rest of the climb, so I recommend it.

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fossanagreat recommendation

fossana

Voted 10/10

route seemed a bit too short otherwise
Posted Jun 30, 2008 8:15 pm

lavakaRe: great recommendation

lavaka

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Yeah, I don't know why you would do it any other way, unless you were worried about going too slowly. The route is still relatively short -- we only roped up for one pitch.
Posted Jul 11, 2008 11:26 pm

pratyushNice exposures!

pratyush

Voted 10/10

The ridge on your route requires a catsit move, with falls either side.
Posted Jun 22, 2010 2:43 pm

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lavakaSubmitted by lavaka
on Aug 30, 2007 9:05 pm

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Lat/Lon: 37.09440°N / 118.5019°W
Object Title: Modified route on Swiss Arete