Ruth Gorge, Mt. Bradley, Variation
Alaska, Alaska Range
On May 2, John Frieh and I climbed a new variation on the southeast face of Mt. Bradley, connecting the first third of Season of the Sun (Ichimura-Sato-Yamada, 2007) with the upper section of the East Buttress (Jochler-Orgler, 1987). The line departs from Season of the Sun just before that route heads left into the upper corner system, and continues up and right through 500' of previously unclimbed snow and mixed terrain (M6) to gain the East Buttress at roughly two- thirds height. On the upper East Buttress we found winter-like conditions (M5 C2); 12 hours after leaving the glacier we reached the summit.
Dylan Johnson, AAC