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Southwest Ridge

Southwest Ridge


Page Type: Route

Location: Wyoming, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 43.17030°N / 109.6178°W

Object Title: Southwest Ridge

Route Type: Steep rock scramble

Time Required: A few days

Difficulty: Grade I Class 4

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Page By: jimmyjay

Created/Edited: Jan 14, 2005 / Jan 20, 2005

Object ID: 163554

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Gain the SE most extremity of Dinwoody Glacier to reach the high col (Backpackers 'Pass') between Sunbeam and Turret.

Route Description

From Backpackers Col, the ridge is followed to the summit except for several gendarmes which must be bypassed at Class 4. The route can be downclimbed on traverse from Blaurock Pass to Backpackers Col or vice versa.

Essential Gear

Wilderness backpacking gear, glacier crossing gear, axe and crampons for 800' couloir leading to col.

Miscellaneous Info

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