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Dorado Needle/Northwest Ridge

August 12, 2014
Great weather. Great fun. The snow up to the climb had one snow bridge that looked like it might not last. Deep crevasses required some long zigs and zags around. No moat at the base of the climb, just hopped right on the rock from the snow. Some loose rock on the route, but surprisingly more solid than it looked. Short pitches recommended due to rope drag. Downclimbing to a rap station was the trickiest part, but then rapped right onto the snow and reverse the approach.