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Alpine Rock - East Ridge of Fraser Peak # 189

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Date: 1999.08.30
Vantage Point: From above

Caption: Jeff Martin boulders up a 5m wall with an excellent hand crack on the East Ridge of Fraser Peak.

PhotoDescr: Short alpine boulder problems like this are usually enjoyable diversions on scrambling routes; although often avoidable it can be much more fun to tackle them head on. I saw this crack and wall while we were climbing the ridge and climbed it, finding it enjoyable and just difficult enough for pack-and-boots type unroped scrambling. Jeff followed me up and I was able to quickly shoot this action photo.

The rock on Fraser and Scuzzy, and south to Nesbitt, is excellent massive granite. However, in general, the classic lines that are found in the Anderson Group, for instance, are not found in this area, limiting technical climbing possibilities. The area is perfect for scrambling and ridge hiking, however.

Jeff Martin was killed by injuries sustained from rockfall on the north face of Mt Athabasca in August 2004. RIP Jeff.

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