Peak:  Unnamed 13545 (13er)
 Route:  South Ridge, Northwest Ridge
 Range:  Sawatch
 Posted By:  supranihilest
 Date of Info:  09/25/2019
 Date Posted:  09/26/2019
 Details

The ridge between Twinning and Point 13,545 is a scramblefest. It's easier than it looks. There's a number of towers and blocks on the ridge and many have Class 2+ options on either the east or west sides. The second to last and the last blocks had a Class 3 slab down climb and a Class 3 up climb, respectively. Neither was particularly difficult but the rock along the entire ridge was friable and care must be taken to test holds.

The northwest ridge descent was likewise Class 3 and easier than it looked. Some parts of the ridge are narrow and slabby, and the entire thing is covered in friable rock. Resist the temptation to descend down one of the gullies west towards Independence Lake, the ridge eventually relents to Class 2 and you can make your way towards the saddle or the lake from its northern reaches.




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