Ingalls, East Ridge, July 13, 2002

The East Ridge of Ingalls is a very nice, exposed but mostly easy rock climb - but I really wanted to do Stuart West Ridge, and because Thomas Miller, the leader, was having leg problems, once again all I got to do was study the route!

The East Ridge route goes up a gully, between the East and main peaks, most conveniently snowed up for a brief but attention-getting steep finger of snow, then scrables to gain the ridge, and climbs and traverses the ridge to the west to the main summit. The next-to-last pitch before the summit is a short 5.7 crux. Then rap the standard South ridge, scramble back down to the packs. Doable car-car in a full day with a small party.

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