Route Climbed: Lake Blanche/South Ridge Date Climbed: July 2001
Not as high as the main Cottonwood ridge peaks, but still pretty tough. The ridge scramble back to the summit is difficult and exposed in spots. Approaching thunderstorm made my summit stay only about 3 minutes.
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