Mount Merritt

exposed traverse to the Old Sun Glacier on the South Face of Mount Merritt.

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RoryKuykendall

RoryKuykendall - Jan 28, 2014 9:15 pm - Voted 10/10

Jeepers

Looks scary yet typical.

Hey man, I was wondering, from what you remember about this route, would it be possible for a person -late in season- not carrying an ice axe and crampons to climb Merritt from this side by going AROUND the glacier to the right, rather than crossing the glacier?

sushiman

sushiman - Jan 29, 2014 6:11 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: keepers

If I were you I'd probably want an axe at least. All depends on the year. Might all be snow one year, might be black ice the next, especially late in the season. An ice ax in my opinion doesn't weigh that much relative to the safety it gives...

RoryKuykendall

RoryKuykendall - Jan 29, 2014 11:32 pm - Voted 10/10

Creepers

Thanks for the response.

Yeah I definitely wouldn't go onto the ice without an axe, I'm just trying to figure out if the rock to the right of it is passable or if it's all cliffs.

That shot is rad by the way.

sushiman

sushiman - Jan 31, 2014 10:35 am - Hasn't voted

Sleepers

That is the best way up that mountain by far. It's been a long time since we did that route. But I seem to rember the actual rock on the right side was pretty steep, but the angle of the glacier mellowed out the further to the right you went.

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