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North America, United States, Washington, Mount Adams, East Face of the North Ridge

Mount Adams, East Face of the North Ridge. Brian Buck and I made this Grade III ice climb on May 23 on spectacular Mount Adams (12,276 feet), second highest in Washington. This new route climbs the 1300-foot face which rises from Lava Glacier below the upper third of the north ridge to the left of the normal route. After crossing the bergschrund, we traversed up and slightly left towards a large cornice between the outcrops on the upper ridge. From the final cornice, it’s a walk-up to the top.

Fletch Taylor, Unaffiliated