East Face Route Going-to-the-Sun Mountain

East Face of Going-to-the-Sun Mounatin from the east (Goat Mountain). Complete East Face Route in red.

Photo by Bill Bishop, graphics by Fred Spicker

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Aaron Johnson

Aaron Johnson - Sep 25, 2003 4:41 pm - Hasn't voted

Terrain

Fred-going by what I've read about Glacier, should I assume there is lots of loose rock on this route between better bands of rock, or is the whole thing loose?

Fred Spicker

Fred Spicker - Sep 25, 2003 5:13 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Terrain

There is a lot of loose rock, not only on the bigger ledges between the more vertical bands, but also on all the little ledges in the more vertical bands. The quality of the rock varies considerably from one sedimentary layer to another. As you can see in the photo, there are many layers. Some are actually quite good rock while some are very loose and / or even brittle rock.

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