Correction to Secor
Triple Divide Peak
by John Wakabayashi
This comment or correction is a borderline call
and some may disagree with me on this one. The East Ridge route is
listed as class 2 if one stays south of the ridge top. I suspect this
assessment might be largely from climbers looking at these slopes while
traversing the class 3 ridge rather than those actually climbing these
slopes. While it certainly looks like one can make an all class 2 route
across these slabs and talus, I think one or two pitches of easy class 3
are unavoidable no matter how well you do the route. I climbed this
route in July 2002 and I think that the final 10 to 15 feet up to the
summit is easy class 3 no matter how you do it. I climbed also climbed
another 10-foot easy class 3 pitch a bit lower down on the slope.
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