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West Ridge / Hourglass Route

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West Ridge / Hourglass Route
Leave the ridge at a small saddle at 12,900'. Follow a climbers trail into the center of Little Bear's southwest face. Climb 100' of class 3 into the obvious, deep gully. Some call this the hourglass, or the suicide gully. From there you may either stay in the center of the gully for a long class 4 pitch, usually wet and treacherous, or stay 50-100 feet left of the gully for a long class 4 pitch on normally dry rock. Descend by the same route.


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Larry VSubmitted by Larry V
on Mar 12, 2006 11:21 pm

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Lat/Lon: 37.56550°N / 105.5024°W
Object Title: West Ridge / Hourglass Route

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