Friday, September 7, 2018

Goat Rock Redux - East Ridge Freesolo

Goat Rock Redux - East Ridge Freesolo


   
   After summiting via the west ridge of Goat Rock this spring, I wanted to check out the east ridge. Brought my rock shoes cause I've never donned rock shoes in the Chugach before, and this seemed like a good place to start! 

   It was mellow, if exposed going until the crux near the top. 5.6ish with big, yet suspect holds, OR 5.7/.8 with much smaller holds and a crack on climbers left. Rock seemed fairly stable throughout, but I was extremely cautious all the same without rope! It was all very Zen and I never felt afraid. Walked off west ridge. 
Photos

Goat Rock and West Twin (left) in the morning sun.  Eklutna on the right.

Grassy ridge goodness to Goat!

Goat Rock East Ridge

Cheat sheet.  

Me @ summit.  Trying out the wide angle selfie!

Summit!

Summit!

West ridge walkoff route

Beautiful day

Beautiful day

Fiery tundra colors

Fiery tundra colors

Looking back @ Goat and West Twin in the afternoon sun.  A very pleasant day indeed!
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