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Intermediate Alpine Climb - Ingalls Peak/East Ridge

Final gully was snow filled but there was a moat on climber's left you can scramble up. Look for non-obvious grey ramp at the top of the snow finger to climber's left which leads to the base of the climb. Scramble from the top of the ramp (class 4) to base of first pitch. Ice axe, crampons, gaiters not necessary.

  • Road suitable for all vehicles
  • Snow-free until final gully. Crampons, ice axe not needed. Trail dry and dusty.

Headed up Ingalls Peak Trailhead to Ingalls Pass. Dropped camp at Headlight Basin. Plenty of running water around camp. Headed to Lake Ingalls and up slabs until we were forced to traverse over a nasty snow-free scree field until reaching the final gully at the bottom of the scramble headed towards the base of the climb. Final gully was snow filled but there was a moat on climber's left you can scramble up. Look for non-obvious grey ramp at the top of the snow finger to climber's left which leads to the base of the climb. Scramble from the top of the ramp (class 4) to base of first pitch.
Bailed after the first pitch due to an injured party member.
Rappelled from keyhole to snow (you can down climb the same scramble by the moat that you initially ascended back to the scree field). Ice axe, crampons, gaiters not necessary.

 

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