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.
The information provided in these pages is provided by interested volunteers and has not been field checked. R.J. Secor, The Mountaineers, the Sierra Club and are in no way responsible for the accuracy of any route advice on this web site. Safe climbers must be able to understand the terrain and topography of the area they travel in, and they must make wise route finding choices based their own knowledge, experience and observations.