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Hermit Peak West Ridge

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  • Started 4 years ago by aparker
  1. aparker
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    We climbed the west ridge from the Hermit-Truda col on July 27 2014. The toe of the glacier was still snow covered and crampons weren't necessary anywhere on the route. The glacier crossing to the Hermit-Truda col was straightforward. The west ridge itself is a fine climb. Dave Jones' guidebook mentions lots of loose rock low on the route but it seemed pretty typical or better in this regard than most similar routes in the area. The upper part is excellent with solid rock and fun climbing. Mostly 4th class with a few 5th class moves here and there but nothing that should require a rope. On the descent we made one 25m rappel very near the col from two fixed pitons. Overall this route has a high fun to effort ratio with minimal grovelling!

    Posted 4 years ago #

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