Sacajawea Glacier via Titcomb

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Route
Location:
Wyoming, United States, North America
Route Type:
Scramble/Snow
Time Required:
A few days
Difficulty:
II, 4

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Sacajawea Glacier via Titcomb
Created On: May 13, 2005
Last Edited On: May 13, 2005

Approach


See mainpage for approach to Titcomb Basin.

Route Description


From the uppermost lake in Titcomb there is a chute (Class 2/3) easier than adjacent ones that leads to the divide ridge between Sacajawea and Helen. It's much closer to Sac than Helen. On the other side, step onto the top of the glacier and contour across the top for Helen. The glacier can be climbed to its utmost point followed by a couloir to the summit at easy 5 (depending on the condition of the 'schrund) or, below the 'schrund, a traverse can be made east on Class 3-4 rock to meet the east ridge. The summit knob is Class 4.

Bonus: This route is in position to add the climb of Sacajawea.



Essential Gear


Full backpacking gear. Crampons, axe, rope for crevasses or rope/rack for the stiffer climbs. Bug dope.

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Sacajawea Glacier via Titcomb

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