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Split Mountain via West Face

Postby maverick » Thu Jan 24, 2013 4:29 pm

Has anyone done this route. Have read the very little there is in the books, and
there are no accounts on-line. Would like to ask some questions about this
route for recon purposes. Pictures would be great, even from a little distance.
The lower access of this area is of interest to. Thanks for any info, PM me please.

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Re: Split Mountain via West Face

Postby RoguePhotonic » Thu Jan 24, 2013 4:34 pm

This is about all I have of the West face:

They are high resolution though.

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And this one is looking down on the terrain below the West face:

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This is about where you would access it:

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Re: Split Mountain via West Face

Postby maverick » Thu Jan 24, 2013 4:54 pm

Hi Rogue,

First of all thanks for the quick post. The photo of Lake 11975 is quite useful.
Would you have by any chance have a shot pointed a little more south that
includes more of the west ridge between 11957 and Cardinal Lake? Thanks Mav
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Re: Split Mountain via West Face

Postby RoguePhotonic » Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:21 pm

I don't have much looking that way other then this:

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Re: Split Mountain via West Face

Postby maverick » Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:43 pm

Thanks for checking Rogue. Mav
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Re: Split Mountain via West Face

Postby sparky » Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:01 am

this is not my photo, but I came across it, and remembered this thread.



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Re: Split Mountain via West Face

Postby maverick » Wed Jan 30, 2013 12:47 pm

Thanks Sparky
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Re: Split Mountain via West Face

Postby Wandering Daisy » Sun Feb 03, 2013 7:13 pm

Bad photos, but may help. You need to check these with a topo map. I am not sure exactly what are in the photos.

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Split Mountain

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Cardinal lake cirques from other side of valley

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Lakes on bench below Split Mountain
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Re: Split Mountain via West Face

Postby maverick » Mon Feb 04, 2013 1:00 pm

Thanks WD
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Re: Split Mountain via West Face

Postby kingofthemountains » Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:34 pm

great pictures, I want to go here this year!
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Re: Split Mountain via West Face

Postby calipidder » Wed Feb 13, 2013 3:07 pm

Do you mean the class 1 ramp from Lake 3535? I did it in August 2011 and have posted several photos here:

http://photos.calipidder.com/SierraAdve ... &k=CD9m2r7

Example shot: Looking north down the slope of Split to the saddle. Is this the kind of stuff you're looking for?

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Re: Split Mountain via West Face

Postby maverick » Wed Feb 13, 2013 5:38 pm

Hi Cadi,

No but thanks for the photo's, looking for the class 2 "West Face" route that ascends
the ribs from the Lake 11975 area.
You have a shot in your album looking south #39, would you have any other shots
from that angle or even more southeast towards Cardinal Mtn? A straight on face
shot of Split from Lake 11975 would be great too.
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