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APPROACH--One mile from the 6,400 foot Southwest Fork of the Kahiltna Glacier landing strip to the 6,600 foot base.

TOTAL TIME--15 to 24 days

VERTICAL GAIN--10,800 feet

DIFFICULTIES & DANGERS--The mile and a half of corniced ridge would be extremely difficult to retreat from; there are near vertical ice steps and several sections of difficult (5.6) mixed climbing.

CAMPS--8,500 (junction with main ridge); 10,500 (snowdome); 11,300; 15,600.

Submitted by: polarwid on 2002-05-15
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Route ID: 15783