Devo's Climbs

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Alpine Climb: West Ridge of Mount Stuart - July 24, 2010

Climbed the West Ridge of Stuart on Saturday with my buddy David B. Began climbing at 7am. We soaked it all in, took several breaks, were meticulous with our route finding and summited without mishap at 2pm.

A superb route in stellar conditions - good times! :-)

MOUNT STUART: WEST RIDGE IS THE LEFT SKY LINE


BIVY VIEW: ADAMS & RAINIER AT SUNSET


3RD-CLASS GRANITE GULLY TO LONG JOHN TOWER


DAVE SCRAMBLING THE GULLY


APPROACHING LONG JOHN TOWER


THE NOTCH AT LONG JOHN TOWER


DAVID ON THE UPPER WEST RIDGE


INGALLS PEAK


DAVID CLIMBING THE FINAL PITCH


SUMMIT SHOT


LADY BUGS ON THE SUMMIT!


REARVIEW MIRROR: STEWART FROM LONG'S PASS


Bonus: video documentation - watch it!


More pics: West Ridge of Mount Stuart photo set on Flickr ยป


Approach Notes:
In via Ingalls Lake, bivied at base of route, 7,100 ft. ~ 3.5 hrs
Out via Cascadian Couloir / Ingalls Creek / Long's Pass ~ 6hrs 20min

Gear:
8 nuts, 5 Tri-cams, Camalots #2 & #3
6 alpine draws, 2 four-foot runners
1 cordelette
60m half rope, doubled
Ice axe (each)
Aluminum 'pons (1 pr.)

Timeline:
7am - began climbing
9:04am - Long John Tower
10:26am - West Horn
2pm - summit
2:30pm - began descent
5:45pm - Ingalls Creek trail break
7:18pm - Long's Pass
8:25pm - car

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