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Route: Ruby Basin
Posted On: 2020-08-28, By: dwoodward13
Info: Purgatory->CB->Twin Thumbs Pass->Ruby Basin->Purgatory Route up to Twin Thumbs Pass is straightforward. There are two “low” spots of the pass on the side of two towers. I took the climbers right most one which went fine. Maybe 50 feet of Class 3 descending on the north side, all dry. I just crab walked down it, as it's steep dirt with rocks and awkward with a big pack. Route over to the Ruby Basin Pass from there is easy enough. There's a goat path from from the Ruby Pass down to the meadow at 11.6k. I didn't find a trail up the steep grassy section, but once in the rock glacier on the way to Pigeon-Turret saddle it's well marked. Be ready for the mental hit of descending all the way to like 12.2k. On the upper reaches of Pigeon there seem to be two dueling set of cairns. I took the left most ones and had one or two Class 4 moves, so not sure if I was off route or not. Reversing back to Turret is straightforward and Class 2. The trail down to Needleton is rough, easy to lose, but it is there. Took me nearly an equal amount of time to descend from Ruby Lake to Needleton (3 miles), as it did from Needleton to Purg (10 miles). Highly recommend HikerGuys TR. 
 
Route: Ruby Basin
Posted On: 2019-09-04, By: angry
Info: Via twin thumbs pass down to ruby. Some snow on the approach, then dry all the way to the summit. 
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Route: NW Slopes
Posted On: 2018-05-27, By: mrickers
Info: NW Slopes route from N Pigeon Creek is summer conditions. Snow is 99% avoidable, no snow gear needed. Did a very short class 3 variation to avoid snow on the final bit to the summit, solid and fun. Pigeon probably has a little snow on the upper part of the mountain, but it'll be gone soon I'd think. Photo #1: Approach to the saddle below Pigeon Photo #2: Turret from the saddle Photo #3: Pigeon 
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Route: Standard
Posted On: 2015-07-24, By: illusion7il
Info: All Clear 
 
Route: NW Slopes
Posted On: 2013-05-27, By: GeorgeB
Info: Enough snow to use an axe. Snowshoes not required on N Pigeon Creek approach. 

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