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Guye Peak South Rib

Postby Mark Straub » Wed Sep 16, 2009 11:17 pm

Does anyone have a more detailed description of the Guye Peak South Rib, especially the approach? The Summitpost page on it is pretty sparse, and I can't find much on it from Google.

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Postby oldsnowy » Thu Sep 17, 2009 1:55 am

Take a look in Fred Beckey's Vol 1, Columbia River to Stevens Pass
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Postby Buckaroo » Thu Sep 17, 2009 5:33 am

Be careful, the rock is not quite as nice as the Tooth. That and the descent is harder and longer than the Tooth.

Take Alpental road to just across the Commonwealth Creek bridge. Then hike the roadway up the Sahale Ski Club slope, from the top of the cleared area, a track leads up the slope to the base of Guye Peak's South Rib.

South Rib: This obvious rib on Guye Peak is located on the W side of the South Gully. The rib, long a popular practice route, begins lower and S of the West Face. Sustained, interesting climbing can be found at the rib's toe, at about 3600 ft.

The rock is generally solid (although friable), and provides opportunity for class 3 and 4 climbing, with latitude for variety. There are variations on the rib and on the wall area to the E. One can also reach the rib from the gully on the right.
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Postby Mark Straub » Thu Sep 17, 2009 6:03 am

Buckaroo wrote:Be careful, the rock is not quite as nice as the Tooth. That and the descent is harder and longer than the Tooth.

Take Alpental road to just across the Commonwealth Creek bridge. Then hike the roadway up the Sahale Ski Club slope, from the top of the cleared area, a track leads up the slope to the base of Guye Peak's South Rib.

South Rib: This obvious rib on Guye Peak is located on the W side of the South Gully. The rib, long a popular practice route, begins lower and S of the West Face. Sustained, interesting climbing can be found at the rib's toe, at about 3600 ft.

The rock is generally solid (although friable), and provides opportunity for class 3 and 4 climbing, with latitude for variety. There are variations on the rib and on the wall area to the E. One can also reach the rib from the gully on the right.


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