Route Climbed: South Ridge Circuit Date Climbed: July 13, 2005
In July 2005, Jackie Clark and I took 9.5 hours to complete the long south ridge of Mount Ishbel. It was an exciting day full of electricity at the summit as our axes and helmets filled with pre-lightening current. We recorded one fast descent via the east ridge. There is little beta on this climb. We were told it was a 12-14 hour day. I consider this a straight forward difficult scramble really with three rappel opportunities if you want to take them. The best part is that it is a true circuit back around to Ranger Canyon. Cheers!