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West Ridge

West Ridge

West Ridge

Page Type: Route

Location: Wyoming, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 43.70190°N / 110.8161°W

Object Title: West Ridge

Route Type: Technical Rock climb

Time Required: Most of a day

Difficulty: II 5.4

Route Quality: 
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Page By: b.

Created/Edited: Oct 7, 2003 / Nov 8, 2005

Object ID: 159024

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Take the North Fork of Avalanche Canyon past Lake Taminah and up to Snowdrift Lake. Climb to the saddle between Wister and Veiled Peak to the West. This is the normal descent route for climbs starting in the North Fork of Avalanche Canyon.

Route Description

From the Veiled Peak-Wister saddle, follow the ridge, moving left or right to bypass difficulties. If you stay on the ridge, you will find steep rock (5.4), and some technical downclimbing between the triple summits. You can also drop down to the South from the saddle, traverse East, then ascend a gully to the col just West of the West summit. This may even decrease difficulties to 4th class by using the adjacent Southwest Ridge. Snow may be encountered in early season.

Essential Gear

Ice Axe in early season, and possibly a rope, depending on comfort level of the party.

Miscellaneous Info

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