Your favorite alpine routes in the US

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Your favorite alpine routes in the US

by Walkoutnow » Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:17 pm

What are some of your favorite alpine routes in the US that you would like to share? I just started making a list of things that not only I want to do (or do again/diff route), but also to engage my nephew with a great experience (5.5-5.7 range). Especially if it has an interesting approach, mixed conditions (glacier, steep snow approach, etc., mix of scrambling/climbing). Just an overall great alpine experience...


I just started writing things down, but I know there is a wealth of knowledge from you guys as well, if you would like to chime in. Maybe hidden gems that don't always turn up in searches.


-Forbidden Peak - West ridge
- Grand Teton - Exum direct (I have done this, but know there are a couple of other fun routes. Great climb)
- Dallas peak - East ridge
- Mt. Whitney - East face (I have done mountaineers route, but the east face looks like a bit more fun)

I know there are lots out there, but what comes to mind for you.

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Re: Your favorite alpine routes in the US

by Scott » Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:35 pm

At least something in the Wind River Mountains should be on your list. Sawtooths too.

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Re: Your favorite alpine routes in the US

by MikeLJ » Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:48 pm

How about the East ridge of the Wolf's Head and something on Pingora (Wind Rivers)?
SE Buttress of Cathedral Peak (Yosemite)?
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Re: Your favorite alpine routes in the US

by Walkoutnow » Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:13 pm

Thanks for the ideas, Mike. Yes, that Wolf's Head area looks really cool!

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Re: Your favorite alpine routes in the US

by Sierra Ledge Rat » Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:30 am

There's a book.... The 50 Classic....

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Re: Your favorite alpine routes in the US

by dRandle » Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:23 am

MikeLJ wrote:How about the East ridge of the Wolf's Head and something on Pingora (Wind Rivers)?
SE Buttress of Cathedral Peak (Yosemite)?
Mike


A previous neighbor recommends the Cathedral Peak at Yosemite. We plan to take this route soon. There are just a few projects ahead before we start planning. We pretty excited. A buddy of mine got a new truck and we're installing a new set of tires and xd wheels to prepare the trail riding and then we will visit the alpine next.

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