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Northeast Ridge

Northeast Ridge


Page Type: Route

Location: Montana, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 45.14940°N / 109.8314°W

Object Title: Northeast Ridge

Route Type: scramble

Time Required: Less than two hours

Difficulty: Could be tricky 4th class

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Page By: CBakwin

Created/Edited: Aug 24, 2005 / Aug 24, 2005

Object ID: 166448

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You have to get to the snow filled saddle at the top of Skytop Glacier, you can either get there from Storm Lakes to the saddle (through which Villard is visable from the lower Storm Lakes) then traverse to the wnow. Or climb Skytop Glacier from Sky top Lakes.
If you are really hardcore you could climb along the ridge from the top of Granite, but this requires several rappels and harder level rock climbing. Let me know if you do this as I would love to get the beta on the traverse.

Route Description

From the top of Skytop Glacier, where it reaches the NE Ridge between Villard and NW Granite, head around the left (south) side of the mountain maintaining elevation where possible. turn up the first obvious chute and scramble up the side of the snowfield there taking care and using the appropriate caution and equiptment. Scramble on up the boulder filled chute and over the gravel and across the large boulder infested summit plateau to the top.

Essential Gear

Ice Axe is essential, crampons would help too.

Miscellaneous Info

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