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Turret Peak's West Ridge

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Turret Peak\'s West Ridge
Looking up at Turret Peak's sharp West Ridge from just below Elsie Col (which is out of view to the right). The route ascends steep 3rd & 4th class rock to the right of the snow in the couloir and then climbs steep 5th class rock (up to about 5.6) to reach the ridge crest. From there its a long traverse over a couple of gandarmes to the true summit. Wind River Range, Wyoming. July 2009.


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lcarreauYou gotta be sharp and


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on your toes to climb that one !!!

What's the difference between a buttress and
a gandarme? Is a gandarme sharper?

Do you actually work with lasers? Thanks ...
Posted Sep 16, 2009 12:52 am

SarahThompsonRe: You gotta be sharp and


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I'm no expert, but I think of a buttress as having the same kind of shape as the flared base of a tree trunk - a buttress supports something by definition. I think of a gendarme as a rock tower.

And I did work with lasers (designing laser radar systems) up until a few months ago when I got laid off :(
Posted Sep 17, 2009 6:49 pm

lcarreauRe: You gotta be sharp and


Voted 10/10

Oooops, sorry to hear that, even though you're
probably able to spend (more) quality time in
the mountains.

I'm no expert on buttresses, either !!!

: ))))
Posted Sep 17, 2009 10:07 pm



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What a beautiful picture of Turret's West ridge. Thanks for sharing
Posted Oct 5, 2009 10:01 am

SarahThompsonRe: Wow....


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Thanks, I hope to make a page for Turret and its West Ridge soon.
Posted Oct 6, 2009 1:53 am

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