Rakaposhi's NW Spur - Still unclimbed

Since nobody has climbed the ridge the red lne indicates the probable route.

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Ialewis

Ialewis - Jan 29, 2008 3:08 am - Hasn't voted

I can see why.

It looks spooky.

swbackcountry

swbackcountry - Oct 19, 2015 10:40 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: I can see why.

... and you'd have to get down. Each section of that looks big and heinous. dang.

BigLee

BigLee - Oct 20, 2015 1:48 am - Hasn't voted

Re: I can see why.

The North Ridge further left is easy to descend.

outlaw92

outlaw92 - Nov 20, 2015 12:41 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: I can see why.

That ridge is so avalanche prone that any sensible climber wouldn't even go near it , Even if you do manage to descend the icefall just below the ridge is severely broken up making it almost impossible to negotiate....
There is a reason why Rakaposhi has seen only a handful of attempts , You have to see it upclose to understand......

BigLee

BigLee - Mar 21, 2016 9:41 am - Hasn't voted

Re: I can see why.

Would imagine the seracs around the base could be a big problem as well. They're probably worse than in the photo, which is around 10 years old now.

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