ElevationAscent: 0' 0 m
Descent: -3,237' -987 m
High: 12,854' 3,918 m
Low: 9,616' 2,931 m
GradeAvg Slope: 45% (24°)
Max Slope: 77% (38°)
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“A spicy line on the upper mountain.”— Ben Stone
Move quickly on the ledges and in the chute, rockfall off of Gibraltar Rock is common, particularly once the sun comes up.
Sometimes a bergschrund forms at ~11,000 ft. This can grow pretty large making passage difficult / impossible to pass leaving you in a puckering situation. Make sure the chute connects to the Nisqually Glacier before you climb (you can see it from the Muir Camp Approach (Summer -> Late Summer) ). Once you are in the Nisqually Cirque, navigate your way, traversing left to the Muir Snowfield and back up to Camp Muir for overnight gear, or head on down to Paradise!
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