Peak:  London Mountain (13er)
 Route:  West Ridge
 Range:  Mosquito
 Posted By:  supranihilest
 Date of Info:  10/01/2019
 Date Posted:  10/01/2019
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Easier than it looks. Follow the road from wherever you parked to the saddle of London Mountain and Kuss Peak (formerly "Repeater"); don't cut through the willows even though it looks like it might be faster. That's what I did and it's actually a lot slower and more annoying than just following the road which is a tiny bit more distance but incredibly easy, since it's a road. The ridge from the saddle looks kind of improbable but there are climber's trails through most of the rock bands, either right up them, along ledges, or up gullies. Note that everything on this mountain is quite loose so be careful doing any scrambling. I had a rock about the size of a microwave tip to 45 degrees and flop back into place when I stepped on it, even though it looked like it was sandwiched between other layers in one band. If I had put all my weight on it it probably would have flipped me right on my keister and bounced down the mountain. The rock bands transition abruptly to more open tundra; there's still rocks, just not big towers of them. The summit is farther away than you think from this point but it's all easy terrain.



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