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CPSLOKornyRoute Comment


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My partner in climb and I used the West Chute for the ascent and the Southwest Ridge for the descent. The ridge has quite a bit of erosion (each step on the way down was like plunge-stepping in snow) and didn't look fun at all. The west chute is okey to hike up to, though it does get more difficult as you near the actual chute because of the loose talus. Once you get to the chute, use the flacky rock to the west to climb up the chute. It's pretty stable/solid, I would highly recommend it. It's class 3, you can climb high onto the rock or stay just above the chute with stable footings and holds. Check out my pictures of the chute
Posted Sep 14, 2004 5:20 am

Matt WorsterRoute Comment

Matt Worster

Hasn't voted

I ascended the eastern chute on this ridge, the one with a patch of snow at the center of the picture above. Talus was a little larger and route was more direct. Once high enough, I clung to the Class 3 walls on the east side of that chute to bypass talus and snow.

I plunge-stepped down the use trail on the West Chute on my return.
Posted Jun 28, 2005 2:45 pm

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