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Queant Mountain - South East Ridge
Timestamp Free: 2019.08.24 - 13:47:27
Ranges: North America Ranges / Rocky Mountains / Canadian Rockies / Continental Ranges / Park Ranges
Participants: Russ Lybarger, Bob Stirling -1998 Alpine Club GMC
Difficulty: 5: Grade 2 -5.4
Guidebook type description of route.
Scramble up headwall (third and fourth class rock ledges) to South Rice Glacier, as for Mt. Spring Rice. Cross glacier to base of SE Ridge Queant. Gain the ridge slightly right for easier grade, or do whole lower ridge for a bit harder start. Climb the ridge proper on very nice rock up to 5.4/5.5 at the hardest. Best moves on the quartzite summit block.
Descent: First ascent party rappelled route. Alternative is to go over summit on North ridge toward Spring Rice, Stay off ridge crest, instead following ledge 5-10 mtr down of W. or left side that parallels ridge crest. Short rope on rock using ice as a handrail. 25 mtr rap down steep bluff, then easy slopes to Queant-Spring Rice col. A fun and recommended route on good rock in an alpine...
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