Winter Ascent of Thunderbolt Ridge
Posted by PellucidWombat on Oct 5, 2006
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Location: Utah, United States
City or Place: Salt Lake City
Skill Level: Advanced
Categories: Mountaineering, Rock Climbing
Partner Status: Need Partners
Thunderbolt Ridge is a remote ridgeline in Hogum Fork that is rated 5.4. Based on some pictures I have seen of it in winter, it looks to be a fun mixed winter climb. I would expect to either do it in one very long day with a very early start, or approach the day prior, and then climb the ridge and hike out the second day.
I am hoping to do this route while I am in the area in the beginning of January, depending on conditions and partner availability.
Is anyone interested?
Here are some photos:
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