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#1155900 - 07/25/17 11:11 AM Fernow - Copper Peak Ridge Traverse
cgolden123 Offline
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Registered: 04/28/16
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Two buddies and myself are planning a Maude, 7FJ, Fernow and Copper trip in late August, and we are curious about the ridge connecting Fernow and Copper. Anyone ever traversed it? Seems like most people drop down east to the glacier when going from Fernow to Copper.

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#1155953 - 07/27/17 09:27 AM Re: Fernow - Copper Peak Ridge Traverse [Re: cgolden123]
seano- Offline
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Registered: 06/15/16
Posts: 25
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Loc: Western US
I did Copper to Fernow in 2014, and remember a bit of low 5th class here and there, and a section of chossy rock near Fernow.

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#1156175 - 08/08/17 09:25 AM Re: Fernow - Copper Peak Ridge Traverse [Re: seano-]
cgolden123 Offline
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Registered: 04/28/16
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Thanks! What was the exposure like? It seems like it could get pretty intense in some spots?

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#1156184 - 08/08/17 11:40 AM Re: Fernow - Copper Peak Ridge Traverse [Re: cgolden123]
seano- Offline
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Registered: 06/15/16
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Loc: Western US
Yeah, there were some intense parts, though I found most of it comfortable. The first crux I remember is some outward-sloping ledges getting up Copper via the ridge, which Beckey describes as "some miners did this, class 5". I also remember a rotten, exposed traverse near Fernow, which I would probably try to avoid if I did it again.

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#1156322 - 08/17/17 11:57 AM Re: Fernow - Copper Peak Ridge Traverse [Re: seano-]
cgolden123 Offline
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Registered: 04/28/16
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Thanks again for your help on this. One last question. Do you remember how many raps, if any you did? Debating what size rope to bring.

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#1156324 - 08/17/17 12:24 PM Re: Fernow - Copper Peak Ridge Traverse [Re: cgolden123]
seano- Offline
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Registered: 06/15/16
Posts: 25
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Loc: Western US
I don't rap, so I can't say for sure, but I don't remember finding a lot of tat.

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#1156327 - 08/17/17 05:23 PM Re: Fernow - Copper Peak Ridge Traverse [Re: seano-]
JasonG Offline
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Registered: 10/12/00
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Originally Posted By: seano-
I don't rap


A ridge running machine never does :robot:
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