North Ridge

Shirley liebacking the finger crack near top of the lower pitch of The Great Gendarme (5.9) on North Ridge of Mount Stuart. This is pitch 12 according to Nelson and Potterfield guidebook. To the untrained eye Shirley's expression could be mistakened for a smile while in fact she was instructing me to put the camera away and concentrate on the [fu*king] belaying! 11:30 am on July 30, 2005.


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b. - Aug 1, 2005 11:39 am - Hasn't voted

I bet you get that a lot!

about the camera and the belay. Nice shot!


rpc - Aug 1, 2005 1:35 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: I bet you get that a lot!

heh, heh... :)

THanks for visiting.


hkutuk - Aug 1, 2005 12:40 pm - Hasn't voted


Wow, great climb guys, once again enjoying your pictures thanks!


rpc - Aug 1, 2005 1:34 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Congrats!!

Thanks Haydar!

Nice route. PAINFUL descent :)

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M and N Denyer - Aug 1, 2005 12:40 pm - Voted 10/10


Great job! Looks like a very stellar and rewarding climb! Congratulations! So, how long does this route take on average?



rpc - Aug 1, 2005 1:34 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Awesome

THanks Natasha. Fun climb!

Approach from camp at Ingalls Lk. took about 3.5 hours (leisurely). Glacier crossing + 4th class gully was about 1.5 hours. Roped climbing from start of upper ridge to summit took us 6.5 hours (20-30 minutes were spent trying to clean a cam that's walked in :) Descent (the crux of the day IMHO...ankle twisting scree, very loose stuff) back to camp was about 5 hours. All in all, got up at 1:30am and were back in the tent by 7pm.

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