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TR: Alaska 2013- Ruth Gorge and Little Switzerland

robb
18/07/2013
9:39:47 PM
In June 2013, Ryan Castel and I headed into the Ruth Gorge and Little Switzerland in the Alaskan Range for some alpine rock climbing and ski touring.

Great trip with perfect weather, no heavy load carrying, and some excellent routes.

Climbs included the following

Goldfinger 511a, the stump, Ruth Gorge
Random Dihedral on the stump right of Goldfinger

South Face Middle troll 5.9
Free Radical 5.10+, South Troll - Best route we did in LIttle Switzerland
4 pitch route on west face of Crown - perfect cracks ~5.9
Up to pitch 5 of GArgoyle buttress on Royal Tower 5.10c
Lost Marsupial route 5.10 on the Throne

Squamish, Canada
Angel Crest 5.10c
Penny Lane 5.9 smoke bluffs
Star check 5.9 scenic route near river
Life on Earth, Mt Habrich 5.10c

Great trip. Will write up a more detailed report when I get get time.
Here are some photos in the meantime
robs flickr page



Robb
19/07/2013
10:10:29 AM
link fixed

Miguel75
19/07/2013
10:14:29 AM
There are some amazing pics there Robb. Looks like you had an awesome trip and thanks for sharing.
dan_b
19/07/2013
6:48:23 PM
Terrific photos. Looks like you had an incredible trip.

Stugang
19/07/2013
7:10:17 PM
On 18/07/2013 robb wrote:
>In June 2013, Ryan Castel and I headed into the Ruth Gorge and Little Switzerland
>in the Alaskan Range for some alpine rock climbing and ski touring.
>
>Great trip with perfect weather, no heavy load carrying, and some excellent
>routes.
>
>Climbs included the following
>
>Goldfinger 511a, the stump, Ruth Gorge
>Random Dihedral on the stump right of Goldfinger
>
>South Face Middle troll 5.9
>Free Radical 5.10+, South Troll - Best route we did in LIttle Switzerland
>4 pitch route on west face of Crown - perfect cracks ~5.9
>Up to pitch 5 of GArgoyle buttress on Royal Tower 5.10c
>Lost Marsupial route 5.10 on the Throne
>
>Squamish, Canada
>Angel Crest 5.10c
>Penny Lane 5.9 smoke bluffs
>Star check 5.9 scenic route near river
>Life on Earth, Mt Habrich 5.10c
>
>Great trip. Will write up a more detailed report when I get get time.
>
>Here are some photos in the meantime
>robs
>flickr page
>
>
>

Nice pics - btw what V grade are those things you did?

Robb
19/07/2013
11:02:38 PM
That a V. easy question to answer. all the climbs were V awesome. :-)

freepete
19/07/2013
11:38:37 PM
On 19/07/2013 Robb wrote:
>That a V. easy question to answer. all the climbs were V awesome. :-)

Wa wa waaaaaa :-)
Looks like a great trip Rob good on you

Doug
20/07/2013
8:25:41 AM
On 18/07/2013 robb wrote:
>In June 2013, Ryan Castel and I headed into the Ruth Gorge and Little Switzerland
>in the Alaskan Range for some alpine rock climbing and ski touring.

>Squamish, Canada

>Life on Earth, Mt Habrich 5.10c
>
>Great trip. Will write up a more detailed report when I get get time.
>
What a terrific trip and fantastic images - thanks for sharing.
It looks like you used bikes to get up towards Mt Habrich. How close could you get by car/bike? Life on Earth is something I've been interested for a while ...
james
20/07/2013
8:49:28 AM
something's not right Rob, I didn't see any pepperoni...

Robb
20/07/2013
1:07:40 PM
For life on earth on mt habrich we drove up logging trail for about an hour to where they are building a new cable car station. then about an hour on bikes then 1 hour steep uphill to base of route.

life on earth is sustained and somewhat runout. just had to keep going above gear and the odd bolt. amazing route 6 pitches then easy scramble to summit. the ride down was fun too.
we did the route as 2 groups of 2 on single 60m ropes then simulrapped the 6 rappels. pretty quick to get down.

Go do it doug its awesome
>
>>Life on Earth, Mt Habrich 5.10c
>>
>>Great trip. Will write up a more detailed report when I get get time.
>>
>What a terrific trip and fantastic images - thanks for sharing.
>It looks like you used bikes to get up towards Mt Habrich. How close could
>you get by car/bike? Life on Earth is something I've been interested for
>a while ...
>

Robb
16/08/2013
11:40:12 PM
Just updated blog with Trip Report from Alaska and Canada.

Rob's climbing blog
brendan
Online Now
16/08/2013
11:55:21 PM
Awesome Rob, just the motivation i need to get my finger out and write up my last few trips, with my knee operation on monday im gunna have abit of free time coming up!
Have you got plans to head back to AK?

Robb
17/08/2013
12:13:41 AM
no plans just yet Brendan. but I would love to go back at some stage.

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