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South Ridge

South Ridge


Page Type: Route

Location: California, United States, North America

Object Title: South Ridge

Route Type: Mountaineering, Scrambling

Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Time Required: Most of a day

Rock Difficulty: Class 3

Difficulty: Moderate

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Created/Edited: Jun 9, 2006 / Jun 9, 2006

Object ID: 199221

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This route was first climbed on March 19, 1972 by Ed Treacy, Karl Bennett, Dave Gladstone, Vi Grasso, Dave King, and Doug Mantle.

The South Ridge can be approached in one of two ways:

1) As a traverse from Split Mountain or Mt. Prater.

2) From climbing the "Obvious Chute" that gains access to the plateau between Mt. Prater and Mt. Bolton Brown from Tinemaha Lake.

Getting There

See the Main Page for directions to get to the trailhead and to the respective camps.

Route Description

Follow the ridge from the plateau southeast of Mount Bolton Brown. Drop down on the west side of the ridge before reaching the lower SE summit. A short, easy section of class 3 is encountered here. Then, climb the easier NW Ridge to the true summit.

Essential Gear

None required.

Ice ax, crampons are essential in the winter or early spring.

A short rope with a few slings, if you are uncomfortable on the class 3 portion.

External Links

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The Obvious Chute on Mt. Bolton Brown