North America, United States, Washington, Cascade Range, Kimtah Peak, Northeast Ridge
Kimtah Peak, Northeast Ridge. Located on a ragged ridge, Stimson Bullitt and I completed this fun climb in August. Our approach was from the south to the Kimtah-Katsuk Col, down onto the Katsuk Glacier, across the glacier and onto the northeast ridge of Kimtah. Climb steep ice, crossing onto the ridge from the glacier, and then a F5 layback up an obvious corner, traverse left onto the face fifteen feet, then up fifty feet to a large terrace. Pitch two continues up the face and left to a series of ledges. Then back onto snow for a pitch, then up to the right to the summit (800 feet of 4th class). NCCS II, F5.
Eric Sanford, Unaffiliated