The standard route up Chikamin follows a talus slope to slabs that lead to the Four Brothers/Chikamin saddle. The talus is extremely loose so I chose to use the "ramp" shown leading to the left in this photo. This "ramp" is to the right of the talus slope as you are ascending. It was definitely not as loose as the talus slope, which I descended. However, there is a ledge, that I estimate being about 4 feet high near the top of the ramp, and I remember it being an awkward climb getting up this move, which I'd rate at Class 3. Shortly after that move there is short descent of maybe 10 feet down a gully to get back to the standard route just below the slabs.
Glacier Lake Route
August 31, 2013