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dinomyte

Mt Stuart South Approach question

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I've seen some folks approach Cascadian via Beverly TH and some via Esmeralda TH.

 

Can anyone give me a comparison in terms of distance, gain/loss, etc.?

 

I'd never turn down a route drawn on a topo, either, but I have the one from Beverly on Alpineslider.

 

Since nobody on here actually admits to climbing that route without skis, research has been tough!

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Approach via Esmerelda is flat, but long. Like 12 miles long, if I remember correctly. You pretty much hang a right off the trail, go up a meadow (I'm sure there is a trail) and into the Cool-r.

 

Long's Pass is sucky, but it's much shorter than Esmerelda. I've heard of people making the long trip along Esmerelda easier with bikes, but I don't think that is legal.

 

I don't think the Asscadian Cool-r needs a topo. The picture in the Becky Guide will get you in the correct choss gulley, follow it to the shoulder, then take the easiest scramble to the top.

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I too am confused by this "beta". Go over longs... its shorter and drops you near the base of the crapcadian. A hike up beverly would be longer with less people...but you still go over a "pass". This would be the way in winter on skis.

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Maybe I'm confused. What TH do you use to go over Long's? And, how do you get to that TH?

 

I thought that the route over Long's actually started at Esmeralda.

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I think F4 is confused and is probably thinking of the Ingalls Crk Thd.

 

The Esmerelda Thd is the one you want for Longs Pass and the Cas Col.

 

I don't know where the Beverly Thd is.

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