Northeast ridge of Smuts?

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Northeast ridge of Smuts?

by seano » Sun Jul 23, 2017 2:30 pm

Has anyone tried or climbed the northeast ridge of Mount Smuts (the one rising from Smuts-Fist col)? Dow's page on the south ridge says not to descend it, but it sure looked climbable when viewed from the Fist and Tent Ridge. It would also make linking the Fist and Smuts a whole lot more direct and pleasant.

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Re: Northeast ridge of Smuts?

by bob thompson » Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:42 pm

I climbed it years ago. It was long and loose. Mostly 4th class and low 5th but exposed. We short roped without pitching out anything.
By way of comparison descending the S. ridge was much cleaner and easier. My memory of it is pretty vague but I would say, "Not recommended."

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