Southwest Ridge

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Wyoming, United States, North America
Route Type:
Steep rock scramble
Time Required:
A few days
Grade I Class 4

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Created On: Jan 14, 2005
Last Edited On: Jan 20, 2005


Gain the SE most extremity of Dinwoody Glacier to reach the high col (Backpackers 'Pass') between Sunbeam and Turret.

Route Description

From Backpackers Col, the ridge is followed to the summit except for several gendarmes which must be bypassed at Class 4. The route can be downclimbed on traverse from Blaurock Pass to Backpackers Col or vice versa.

Essential Gear

Wilderness backpacking gear, glacier crossing gear, axe and crampons for 800' couloir leading to col.

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