East Ridge of Lovenia

View from the beginning of descent from East Lovenia.

Of the three cliff-ringed ridge sections ahead, the first (and the smallest) is easy to bypass on the right (N), and the last (and the largest) is easy to skirt along its South Bench (on the left). The middle "island" is tricky though. Both its Eastern prow and its North escarpment have some must-negotiate class 5 sections. The South side might be a better choice perhaps.

10/8/2008 11:49 am

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Tomek Lodowy

Tomek Lodowy - Nov 22, 2008 6:59 pm - Voted 10/10

beautiful !

these slopes look interesting, is that postglacial relief or what?

Cheers

Tomek

Dmitry Pruss

Dmitry Pruss - Nov 23, 2008 10:10 am - Hasn't voted

Re: beautiful !

Thanks Tomek! The mountains here are made of nearly-horizontal layers of very old rock, mostly Precambrian quartzite and some shales. So the long bands of red cliffs, separated by eroded benches, are very typical for Uinta Range. The headwalls of the valleys were scored by glaciers, but they all gone extinct.

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