Mt. Democrat, West Face Approach
ElevationAscent: 3,142' 958 m
Descent: -31' -10 m
High: 14,134' 4,308 m
Low: 11,023' 3,360 m
GradeAvg Slope: 19% (11°)
Max Slope: 111% (48°)
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“Winter route up the west face of Mt. Democrat.”— Jacob Winey
As you head up the gully, you'll see Democrat appear on the left and Buckskin appear at the end, don't confuse the two, Buckskin may appear larger. There are several ways up the west face, probably only two that are snow the entire way, but you'll be able to scout a route from the bottom of the gully.
The climbing is boot-packing and will likely require crampons, we ended up going up a frozen waterfall near the bottom of the face.
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