Trip Report    

Alpine Scramble - Mount Baring/Northwest Ridge

A wet and muddy day.

  • Road rough but passable
  • Bootpath to ridge was very wet and muddy.  4 inches of new snow overnight in the gully.

Bootpath is found .25 miles on the right side of a creek bed.   Mostly easy to follow.  There was a lower fixed rope that is unnecessary, and one higher up that is a bit more useful.  Bootpath continues along the ridge.  Snow began in gully and was good for kicking steps.  4 inches of new snow was causing some small surface sliding.  At the col, wintery conditions and steep "snow wall" sapped our interest in continuing, so we turned around here.