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Mallory from Sky Blue Lake

Postby Jimr » Thu Jun 23, 2011 8:46 am

I posted this in the peak bagging section, but thought I'd put it in a higher traffic area>

Has anyone bagged Mallory from Sky Blue Lake? I've been looking at the possibility of approaching it from the cirque NW of SBL and South of Arc Pass. I don't want anything over class 3. I've seen one report of someone approaching it via the ridge south of Mallory, crossing over to the Meysan drainage somewhere between the word "Tulare", but he wasn't too descriptive regarding difficulty level. Any info would be much appreciated.
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Re: Mallory from Sky Blue Lake

Postby maverick » Thu Jun 23, 2011 9:23 am

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Re: Mallory from Sky Blue Lake

Postby Jimr » Thu Jun 23, 2011 10:37 am

Thanks Mav. No, I seem to have neglected the simplest and went straight to the trip reports. It looks like there are possibilities for class 3 route max up the north and south ridge. I'd still like to hear from anyone who has done it.
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Re: Mallory from Sky Blue Lake

Postby BrianF » Thu Jun 23, 2011 11:16 am

There is a class 2 route from Arc pass straight up to the Mallory/Irvine ridge, drop down to the basin on the east side and circle around to the easier southeast side of mallory, if the ridge turns out to be too hard
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Re: Mallory from Sky Blue Lake

Postby Jimr » Thu Jun 23, 2011 1:49 pm

Looks like several options available. Thank you both. I may add Irvine and Mallory to the potential itinerary if all goes well. The snow melt, I guess, will be the deciding factor. I may end up fishing on layover rather than peak bagging.
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