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Serpentine Arete - 5.8

Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (4)
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Rock (Trad)
Medium Rack to 4"
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.00/5
  Rock Quality 4.00/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.00/5


A long alpine rock climb next to Backbone Ridge with about 5 technical pitches up to 5.8, followed by a long steep 4th to low 5th class scramble to the top (simulclimbing or soloing).

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Walk down 35-45 degree snowfield to Aasgard Pass.

Submitted by: crackjammer on 2007-09-06
Views: 2213
Route ID: 43275

4 Ascents Recorded

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  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Solo Solo ascent by: valeberga on 2007-09-02 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Good granite climbing, great alpine experience

A great alpine climb with 5 short pitches of technical climbing near the beginning, and really fun advanced scrambling (4th to low 5th class) for another ~1000 feet up the ridge. I found it most enjoyable to stay on the solid rock of the ridge crest--I recommend avoiding the loose gulleys/ledges to the sides as much as seems reasonable.

Added: 2007-09-03

Red Point Red Point ascent by: crackedribs on 2005-07-21 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

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Added: 2005-07-21

Onsight Onsight ascent by: pzack on 2004-08-02 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

2 Excellent Pitches of 5.8 and one of 5.5. The rest of the 2000' route is scrambling with mid 5th steps. Overall, pretty fun.

Added: 2004-08-02

Onsight Onsight ascent by: highlander on 2002-06-15 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

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Added: 2002-06-15