Correction to Secor

Mt Ericsson

by John Wakabayashi

Mt. Ericsson (listed as class 2 via the West Ridge with no mention of more difficult summit rocks) The summit rocks are class 3 and exposed no matter what route is chosen. The West Ridge is indeed easy class 2 from Lucy's Foot Pass until reaches the summit rocks. One must then climb a 15-foot moderate class 3 pitch to reach the crest of the summit ridge, followed by a short distance of class 2 on the ridge, then one short class 3 move with considerable exposure to reach the highest point and register. Note that the class 3 summit rocks are mentioned in Roper's guide. To put the last move to the register in perspective, the exposure on that move is well beyond any that is encountered on the final knife edge of the NE couloir route on Abbot.
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