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I have this Friday off and my girlfriend wants to go climb something with me. I want to take advantage of the long days and go hit something away from the popular cragging areas. She leads low fifth class, and can follow up to a 5.8. So, basically I am looking for suggestions for an all day alpine climb in the 5.2-5.8 range.

 

We have already done:

Mt. Thompson

The Tooth

Ingalls peak

Blueberry route of Exfoliation Dome.

 

Any ideas?

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You could probably do the West Ridge of Prussik, but with 20 miles of hiking and 5 hours of driving thrown into the mix, be ready for a big day.

 

North Face of Vesper seems to be all the rage lately. Depends on how much you like easy protectionless climbing though. If you want, you can avoid the glacier by traversing across ledges (see Beckey), and supposedly if you stay in the corner on the face you can get some pro in [i haven't done the corner version myself].

 

Finally, I always recommend this to people asking this question...the North Ridge of Foggy Peak (up by Monte Cristo). Fun easy climbing on good rock on a scenic ridge, though the rock part is short. Climbing up the N Ridge then down the SW face/gulley worked for me. If you have bikes you can make the 4 mile approach into Monte Cristo pretty painless/quick and coming out is just fun.

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East Wilmon's Spire has a good, airy route in your range. You get to walk in past the old town of Monte Christo and a gaping mine hole on the way up.

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