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Ascent of Ptarmigan Benchmark in 2017

Climber: Tim Worth

Date:2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Ptarmigan Benchmark
    Location:USA-Montana
    Elevation:9083 ft / 2768 m

Ascent Trip Report

When N ridge became class 5 I worked onto NE face on scree covered ledges, near end of face found 25' diagonal chute (one class 4 move at top to exit) which got me onto upper level, scramble from there. Descended pleasant S ridge. The NE face will likely be blocked by steep snow early season, there was one snow finger (more like ice) I was barely able to squeeze by, and this was mid July.
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