East Ridge

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Route
Location:
Wyoming, United States, North America
Route Type:
Technical Rock/Snow
Time Required:
Half a day
Difficulty:
4th Class

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East Ridge
Created On: Jul 29, 2005
Last Edited On: Jul 29, 2005

Approach


This route starts from the Nez Perce/Cloudveil Dome col. See the main page for Cloudveil Dome for directions to this col.

Route Description


From the col, continue west straight up the broken ridge. Various routes will get you through with minimal difficulties. After about 150 feet, a minor headwall will be encountered. While it is likely that easier ways exist, this section is still only a couple of exposed 4th class moves. Be careful of wet rock on these crux slabs, especially in early season. Once above this section, the route gets considerably easier. Cairns will be found for locating this spot on the descent. Easy and enjoyable scrambling leads directly to the summit.

Essential Gear


An ice axe will be necessary for early season approaches, but can be left at the col if the route is dry. The upper reaches may hold snow early in the year, so you may need to carry the axe up the route. A single rope, a very small alpine rack (set of stoppers, maybe a couple of cams up to a #1 camalot, 8-10 runners). The crux sections are short. If you are not comfortable on 4th class terrain, you may need a larger selection of gear. I felt a little sketchy at one spot, but after pulling the move I would have downclimbed if the rap station were not so convienient.

Miscellaneous Info


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