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[TR] Mt. Stuart - Full North Ridge 7/12/2014

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Trip: Mt. Stuart - Full North Ridge


Date: 7/12/2014


Trip Report:

Sorry if I messed up the pictures posting, the vertical that's horizontal, etc. I'm not super savvy with this interface. This is mostly for a conditions report to help people decided their gear/strategy.


It was super warm conditions so the aluminum crampons weren't needed. Light axe was. We wore approach shoes.


Mosquitos are horrendous from Ingall's Pass elevation to about the notch on the N. Ridge of Stuart; must be a hatch happening.


Snow in Ingalls basin, lake still partly frozen. Possible to climb/descend snow from the lake all the way to base of South Face route on Ingalls Pk. Water is available at outflow of lake.




Snow as you drop from base of W. Ridge Stuart to boulder field below Goat Pass.




Substantial snow crossing to base of N. Ridge. Stuart Glacier, if you're going to the half-ridge, is not blue ice yet. Still a finger of snow in the gully getting to the notch. Plenty of water at base of ridge (either on you way there or just below), still a snow patch at the notch, and plenty of snow on the south side of the summit.






For W Ridge climbers, there's still a bit of snow in the approach couloir and a couple patches on the ridge line.





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Nice concise TR. It was great running into you guys on the route. Here's a shot of you guys simuling just after the gendarme.




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