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South Ridge

South Ridge

South Ridge

Page Type: Route

Location: Oregon, United States, North America

Object Title: South Ridge

Route Type: Scrambling

Season: Summer

Time Required: Half a day

Rock Difficulty: Class 3

Difficulty: loose class 3 scramble

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Page By: Mr. Clam

Created/Edited: Aug 14, 2006 / Aug 15, 2006

Object ID: 215751

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South Ridge Route

This is the only route to the summit of Bonneville Mountain that looked feasible to me. It's a fairly easy class 3 scramble, but it can be loose and exposed in places. The route starts from Jewett lake.

Getting There

See the Getting There section on the Bonneville Mountain main page for directions to Jewett lake.

Route Description

From Jewett lake you will head northwest toward a ridge coming off of Petes Point's north ridge. You will ascend this redish looking scree to the low point of the ridge between two large rock formations. You will drop down the other side of the ridge, cross the basin below, and head up the main ridge. See this picture.

Once you achieve the main ridge you just follow it all the way to the summit. There are a few rock pillars you must bypass, this is most easily done to the left (west). The summit register is on the east summit (the darker pointy one). Descend the same way you came.

Essential Gear



South Ridge RouteHappy KennethNearing the top of BonnevilleSouth RidgeRedish screeSouth ridge rocksRock Pillars
Bypassing the rocksOn the South RidgeThor scrambling