Elephant Head, Northwest Ridge. On August 6 James Martin and I climbed this route from our camp on the Dome Glacier. We traversed the upper Dana Glacier and started climbing left of Elephant Head’s steep west face. After several hundred feet of scrambling, we attained the ridge proper. The route finding was straight-forward and the climbing enjoyable. We passed a steep step near the top via cracks on the left (F8). A week later Greg Markov and Skip Edmonds repeated the route, climbing a different crack system on the right side of the step (also F8). NCCS III, F8.