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Lake Fork East Ridge

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A great alpine climb for a sunny spring day.


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Ascent

12,822' 3,908 m

High

12,056' 3,675 m

Low

766' 233 m

Up

43' 13 m

Down

48%

Avg Slope (26°)

79%

Max Slope (38°)
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

Description

From the Lake Fork Primitive Route, climb the 4th of July Couloir. Once at the top, head WSW along a Class 2+ ridge, navigating beneath, through, and around some technical rock features until the ridge mellows and leads to Lake Fork's summit.

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Lake Fork's east ridge from Frazer Mountain.  Cerberus Couloir is in the center, 4th of July on the right
Dec 24, 2018 near Taos Sk…, NM
Descending Lake Fork's north face during June 2016
Jan 24, 2018 near Taos Sk…, NM
Looking down the 4th of July Couloir
Jan 24, 2018 near Taos Sk…, NM

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