we headed up the summit ramp on arrowhead and then across on the NE arete..
sustained 4th staying up close to the crest... were originally planning to tag chiefshead as well but storm moved in quick ..had to hightail it down stoneman pass
Traversed the NE (aka Arrowhead) Arete from Arrowhead. This is a very interesting line as the crest of the ridge overhangs Glacier Gorge, a rock cornice if you will. Fun scrambling on bomber rock. Route can be kept 3rd class by staying away from the crest, or 4th class scrambling can be found closer to the crest. Fun but easy routefinding - we backed off one or two moderate 5th class sections. The scenery is absolutely amazing. Descended the standard route to Stoneman Pass - very steep 3rd class scrambling.
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