North Ridge/West Face of 'South Schlee', 5.6, Alpine II Climber's Log

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Old School WB

Old School WB - Dec 21, 2016 3:44 pm Date Climbed: Sep 18, 2016

First Ascent  Sucess!

Great couple of days out with the impressive, fun and entertaining Scott M. Berry. Saturday September 17 through to the 20, camped below Piper Pass, north of Elbow Lake, for two nights and then one night over the pass in the alpine of “Paradise Creek”. Got up two Opal Range peaks; “South Schlee” (GR 388157) which had no cairn or any sign of previous ascent. I built a cairn and left a register. Also got up “Little Tombstone” (GR 396219) which had a register, left in 1975 by S. Toporowskj and D. Smith.

South Schlee could be scrambled by the North Ridge direct by a competent scrambler, but it goes at about 5.2 with extreme exposure; we descended the full North Ridge from the summit block. We ascended a gully on the West Face of the summit block, about 30m of 5.6 and scrambling to summit.

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