|MurphyJ||Don't Underestimate Getting Onto The "Access Ramp"|
|Kudos to Brenta for his great route description. But climbers should be aware that getting onto the Access Ramp is not as easy as he makes it sound. |
A friend and I hiked up there on 8/26/09 and spent over an hour looking for an easy way onto the Access Ramp. Brenta says that "there are many options that only require the occasional Class 3 move". We did not find this to be true. The easiest way I found onto the Access Ramp involved about 50' of somewhat exposed Class 4 slab climbing. My friend is quite risk-averse these days (with 2 young kids) so we had to turn around because of this.
|Posted Aug 29, 2009 4:52 pm|
|_alpha||Start of Access Ramp|
|Climbed 8/22/2015. I do not believe I directly found the cairn described for the "start of Access Ramp", though I did not have any particular difficulties.|
- There was a cairn marking a point that I considered the transition from the grassy slopes above the slabs from Black Lake to the point where I started traversing west below slabs looking for a spot to head upward.
- Once moving up the slabs some and I had started traversing back climber's right I saw a cairn some 20' below me that may have been the cairn at the "start" described.
In any event, I found generally easy and clear passage all the way to the leaning rock.
|Posted Aug 24, 2015 12:28 pm|