Hilgard Peak, Summit

Seen during the descent into the basin northeast of the peak.

Also showing most of the knife-edge. Although the knife-edge is rated 5.2, I personally think it's more like Class 4, but it's worth remembering that many think Class 4-5.2 is all about the same. Anyway, the exposure on the west side (not seen) is indeed pretty gut-clenching, and the exposure on the east side isn't too nice, either, but if you don't like the looks of the knife-edge, you can drop down a bit and bypass it on its east side.

Madison Range, MT-- July 2012


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