Saber Ridge is the right feature
Saber Ridge was originally written about in the AAJ
of a wilderness, alpine knife-edge ridge longer, more exposed and more sustained than Matthes Crest. Given this description, I had to check it out and the experience more than lived up to it. The climb is sustained 5.7+ to gain the headwall and then mostly 5.5-5.7 for the entirety of the ridgeline. In all its about 19 pitches if you pitched the whole thing out.
A knife edge section
15 miles, 6000 ft from Cresent Meadow trailhead to Tamarack Lake. Saber Ridge is the giant piece of granite to the right of Prism.
Solo the lower slabs until on top of the dihedral, then gain the headwall and continue along the ridge. Inefficiency from climbing in threes and not feeling comfortable simul-climbing as much as I thought we would resulted in an unexpected bivy at P13.
After reaching the ridgeline intersection head left (towards Prism) and descend the second gulley which goes back to Tamarack Basin.
I provide a detailed, technical route description in my trip report
and the logistics and adventure in my story
Wilderness permit required from Lodgepole Visitor Center
When to Climb
Summer to Fall when the snow melts out of the Sierra
We camped at Tamarack Lake.