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Wheeler Peak North Ridge

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A high alpine traverse across open tundra.


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3.5

Miles

5.6

KM

Ascent

13,130' 4,002 m

High

11,487' 3,501 m

Low

1,691' 515 m

Up

48' 15 m

Down

9%

Avg Slope (5°)

23%

Max Slope (13°)
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

Description

From the Bull of the Woods Trail when you reach the saddle between Bull of the Woods and Frazer Mountains, head south. The route follows a gradually steepening ridge above a windloaded drop into avalanche paths and gains the ridge between Frazer's summit and north points.

There is usually a rolling snowfield here that lingers until late July; find a suitable route over this snowfield and continue across open tundra on an ascending traverse towards Frazer's 12,143' high summit. From here, the route is pretty straightforward; there's some slightly technical sections as it climbs the rocky up-and-down points above the Bong, Peace and Finger chutes then on towards Dog Peak, Mount Walter and topping out on Wheeler Peak at 13,161'.

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J. Bella

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Bong Chute, Peace Chute and Fingers from Highline Ridge
Jan 7, 2018 near Taos Sk…, NM

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