The Summit

The lookout hut seen from the west ridge top, December 11, 2009.

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fredzurensick - Jan 26, 2012 11:01 pm - Voted 9/10

west ridge

I've seen a few pictures of the west ridge, does anyone have more info about this route?

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gimpilator - Jan 31, 2012 10:34 am - Hasn't voted

Re: west ridge

It's really quite easy actually. Just leave the trail around 5000 feet and stick to the ridge crest. There are some old yellow paint splotches on the rocks that you can follow if you like. But it's an easy scramble over talus to the summit.

fredzurensick - Feb 7, 2012 3:40 pm - Voted 9/10

Re: west ridge

thanks man

wheelerpeak20 - Mar 25, 2012 12:22 pm - Hasn't voted

rather low elevation?

is that really 5000 ft it kind of wierd to see this considering i live in the desert at 7000ft. i love the cascade area

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gimpilator - Mar 25, 2012 1:58 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: rather low elevation?

It certainly is. And it gets even more pronounced as you go north. Some of the mountains I've seen on the Kenai Peninsula are only 4000 feet but with all the glaciers and steep rock walls, they look like 8000 feet.

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