North Ridge

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Washington, United States, North America
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Time Required:
Half a day
4th class

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Created On: Aug 20, 2005
Last Edited On: Aug 21, 2005


Begin at the lakes just north of Devore Peak, and walk through nice Tamarack meadows to the White Goat/Devore Pass.

Route Description

From saddle NW of the lakes adjacent to Devore Peak, head on ridge SSW until roughly 7,500' where it's best to drop off the ridgetop to the West and traverse through steep and uninviting Cliff BAnds
on a 3rd class goat route. It's also possible to just traverse/descend on grassy slopes from the Devore/White Goat notch to the small basin, stream, and ridge NW of Devore. From this basin, gain Devore's flanks by climbing up to 7,800' on the easy ridge which trends SE then E. Continue open easy traversing over vegetated talus, working your way up to the ridge top when shallow gulleys are encountered. From the ridgetop, climb south to Devore's highpoint by staying within 50' of the ridgeline, down to the west side, below any steep gendarmes. A couple isolated moves of fourth class are used to ascend the to the highest bump, Devore's summit. When in doubt just climb up and see how your position compares to the top, it's all just scramble country.

Essential Gear

A rope and a couple runners for the faint of heart. Most folks will be fine with good boots and an expectation of loose rubble.

If early in year, Crampons and an Axe.

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