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cruzitWham Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2010


Took a slight variation of the classic climb by soloing up at an angle across the face for about 500' then moving to the arĂȘte. Alan lead throughout and did a great job as usual in approach shoes. The last 400' to the false summit was a loose mess. The downclimb on the standard route is a hellishly loose and scary mess. A lightening strike just below the summit sent a massive slide down the saddle between Vestal and Arrow. Thank goodness we were well below by that time.
Posted Jul 24, 2010 10:56 pm

Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2009


A true classic. It was a test piece for me. My best day in mountains yet.
Posted Aug 18, 2009 10:51 pm

chicagotransplantWham Ridge - Center Shift  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2009


Climbed with Jamie, used the "Center Shift" variation on Wham Ridge for 9 roped pitches. The first two were on class 4 slabs and probably could be freed, but it was nice to not have to worry about a slip. The 5.7 crux was quite enjoyable, about 15-20 feet, most of the rest of the face was no harder than 5.5.

The descent of the "standard route" on the backside was not so great, your best bet on this peak is definitely to climb Wham!
Posted Aug 11, 2009 11:38 am

shanahan96center shift - wham ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2009


8/12/11- soloed wham ridge on a beautiful, sunny afternoon while assisting steve with his pro placement during his first 5.4 alpine lead. after the crux i got on the rope to help get the team to the summit at 6:10pm in order to make it back to vestal basin before darkness set in. enjoyed dinner under a spectacular full moon. have enjoyed six, sun soaked days in the grenadiers!

8/8/09- climbed center shift(5.7-9 pitches) on wham ridge with mike. lots of fun, exposed yet protectable climbing in the 5.3-5.5 range with a stunning 5.7 crux pitch. this is a thrilling climb which we won't soon forget! added arrow on afterwards for a long day(12 hours).


p.s. the backside of vestal sucks! just climb wham....any route
Posted Aug 10, 2009 4:06 pm

FlatheadJimAlong the trail in 94
Date Climbed: Aug 20, 1994


Did this while on the Colorad trail
Posted Jul 22, 2009 3:17 pm

PatrickSwazeHazeWham Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2008
unroped wham ridge climb, not as tough as expected, but more exposed though. One of the best routes out there in Colorado. No "beirs".
Posted Feb 17, 2009 10:47 am

KieferWhammy!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2008


Not as hard as we thought. Climbed the Wham with three other friends & continued on to Arrow. Some killer views and a super fun route!
Posted Aug 25, 2008 1:38 am

gremlinwham 2x  Sucess!


center of the face is the most continuous and fun, but right side is way faster (topping out at 10am instead of 6pm)
Posted Oct 26, 2007 12:46 am

benjohnsonWhamski  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2007


Weather chased us off the face, but we waited it out on a ledge below and made the summit a little later.
Posted Sep 26, 2007 5:21 pm

seth@LOKIgo light  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2007


Someday I won't get sucked into carrying tons of gear... Vestal Virgin made it, West Trinity and Arrow too. Stunning peaks. I feel lucky to have made it to see them and climb them.
Posted Aug 28, 2007 1:06 am

Brian KaletStandard  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2007

Brian Kalet

From Arrow. To West Trinity, Trinity & East Trinity. Daytrip from Molas TH.
Posted Jul 9, 2007 4:31 pm

boisedocIncredible  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 1989


Went up nontechnical gully on the south side. Camping beneath Wham Ridge is definitely worthwhile
Posted Dec 17, 2006 4:37 am

Mountain JimWham Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 22, 1985

Mountain Jim

Fun route. It deserves it's "classic" status.
Posted Apr 5, 2006 3:24 am

dunsumRoute Climbed: Wham Ridge Date Climbed: June, 1991  Sucess!


Car to car solo from Molas Pass - cool climb. Down-climbed the route.
Posted Nov 18, 2005 4:32 am

iceisniceRoute Climbed: Wham Ridge Date Climbed: Several times  Sucess!


Car-to-car from molas pass in 8 hrs round trip. Phenominal climb. Didn't have any route findings problems. In fact, the descent was more dangerous than the ascent. Very loose. Took a line on the left side of the face that was up to 5.6 climbing. Tons of variations and difficulties possible on this route.
Posted Oct 3, 2005 9:14 pm

RyanSRoute Climbed: Standard route Date Climbed: July 6, 2004  Sucess!


I had trouble with routefinding on Vestal's standard route, which is on the south side of the peak. We ended up climbing on 4th class terrain but made the summit easily enough. On the way down we found a much easier and more solid route.
Posted Jul 11, 2004 9:47 pm

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