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ElGreco - Oct 29, 2011 12:06 am Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2011

E ridge ascent, N ridge descent  Sucess!

A fantastic ascent route that I didn't enjoy as much as it deserved because I'd spent all my mental and physical energy, and almost one of my remaining lives, going up a sh***y gully from Cleaver cirque up the SE ridge of Carillon to get to the Russell-Carillon saddle.

The rock on the E ridge is excellent. The first half is easy and not exposed. Difficulty and exposure increase after that, but nothing dramatic. A way always materializes when you get up close, and the moves are fun.

The N ridge is much looser and dirtier. Traversed below the ridgeline to the E summit, then dropped down the ridge sticking to its N side. Low down, I had to traverse way over to climber's left (facing down) to avoid the pinnacles and other difficulties on the ridge.

Dropped to Tulainyo after that. Climbed and descended Cleaver Col back to camp.


bechtt - Nov 12, 2006 8:52 pm Date Climbed: Nov 10, 2006

North Ridge  Sucess!

Long but great day!

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