Crux on White Baldy east ridge

The crux on White Baldy's east ridge, the final ascent of the Bullion Divide route. On the ascent, I didn't like the looks of steep granite cloaked with trees. I downclimbed 100', traversed west, and regained the ridge west of White Baldy. On the descent I could see the terrain better and found a class 4 route around this crux. September 12, 2006

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Matthew Van Horn

Matthew Van Horn - Dec 4, 2006 8:08 pm - Hasn't voted

Whole lotta granite

So did you go West to East on the Bullion Divide route?

Layne Bracy

Layne Bracy - Dec 10, 2006 4:27 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Whole lotta granite

I went east to west, from Sugarloaf to White Baldy. I notice you did the same but started with Devils Castle - was that tricky without a rope?(or did you rope up?)

Matthew Van Horn

Matthew Van Horn - Dec 12, 2006 4:35 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Whole lotta granite

I've only been on Devil's once, and it was East to West--no rope needed, it was fairly easy and safe, but certainly exposed in spots.

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