NW Ridge - Embrace the Horror Date Climbed: May 21, 2011
Accended the northwest ridge from Convict lake with an SMG team of nine climbers at 6:15 am. Returned back to base camp via the east slope at 7:15 pm. The loose rock and exposure on the accent route made for an exciting and dangerous climb. I think everyone should climb this route at least once. It's tedious that for sure but very rewarding at the end of the day.
I am the first to sign the log? NW Ridge is great practice for climbing loose (and early in the season) mixed snow / loose rock ridges. Views are excellent and the altitude gain formidable at over 4500' from the lake. Climb carefully, wear a helmet, take a camera.