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Basic Alpine Climb - Sharkfin Tower & Sahale Peak

Approach via BB trail, climbed Sharkfin then camped. Day 2 carried up Quien Sabe over Sahale and down the arm. Outstanding position the whole way!

  • Road suitable for all vehicles
  • The approach gully to Sharkfin is not for the faint of heart, but it definitely goes and is the crux of the entire route in the condition we found. Gully was mixed punchy snow/loose rock/running water. Easily rappeled. Conditions on all other portions of the climb are very straightforward and in great shape, minimal crevasse openings on the glacier. 

Approach to BB is straightforward, as is Quien Sabe Glacier. The approach gully to Sharkfin is not for the faint of heart, but it definitely goes. Due to the traversing nature of the short rock pitches, time on route and on rappel could take much longer than you plan, especially with larger groups. We climbed in boots, which probably slowed things down more. Fine routes in fine condition. I took a very light rack of nuts and a few small cams to 1" and found that adequate. A standard single rack to 2" is more than enough on any individual pitch on Sharkfin's ridge. 

 

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