South And East Ridges Climbs
Ingalls Peaks from Stuart.
Shirley, our friend Andrew
& I climbed the South Ridge
route in the early fall of 2002. I remember crowds and cloudy weather...a waiting line for the raps. Other than that, it was a fun outing (the following day, we climbed The Tooth).
Shirley & I came back to the area in 2005 with the intention of climbing the North Ridge
of Stuart but we could not quite wake up in the morning & did the East Ridge
of Ingalls as a consolation prize (a tiny one but with stellar views!). I recall a couple asking to rap our lines on the way down South Ridge
& then quickly taking off at base w/o even a hint of an offer to help us pull/coil the lines...classy! I think the next day we went & climbed Outer Space
By the way, both routes climb to the summit of the North Peak of Ingalls "Complex" (photo on left).
South Ridge Photos (2002)
North Ingalls Peak from our approach to South Ridge.
Crowded South Ridge from base.
Ingalls Lake from the base of South Ridge.
Shirley seconding the second pitch of South Ridge.
Leading the third pitch of South Ridge.
Ingalls Lake from near the summit.
Shirley & I on the summit of Ingalls, photo by Andrew.
Shirley rapping the South Ridge.
East Ridge Photos (2005)
Shirley on the nice knife edge traverse midway up East Ridge.
Above the knife edge traverse.
Shirley somewhere midway up the East Ridge.
Shirley somewhere on the upper portions of East Ridge.
Just below the crux of the route.
Above the crux of the route.
Shirley approaching the summit on the East Ridge.