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Ridgeline from Birthday Peak to Mt. Harvard

PostPosted: Mon May 03, 2021 3:52 pm
by longranger
I'm planning to hike the ridge between Birthday Peak and Mt. Harvard later this year, but I haven't found any info about this being done before. Any first-hand beta? Looks quite intimidating from Horn Fork Basin.

Link to the map of Birthday Peak:

https://listsofjohn.com/mapf?lat=38.881 ... 15&d=y&d=r

Re: Ridgeline from Birthday Peak to Mt. Harvard

PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2021 4:07 pm
by longranger
Here's an additional photo - this is the ridge line you'll see if you're looking towards Bear Lake, in the Horn Fork Basin:

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It's not very pretty. Any photos from the Lake Rebecca side? It should look absolutely incredible.

Re: Ridgeline from Birthday Peak to Mt. Harvard

PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2021 2:21 pm
by longranger
Just to wrap this up, I was up there yesterday, and it was far looser and more dangerous than one could imagine (and believe me, I've seen some choss in my days). I found an old rap anchor made from a piece of bleached webbing wrapped around a detached block with two untaped, unmarked carabiners at the first tower encountered where the ridge turns from heading northeast to north. I'm sure that if I could have continued, I'd find more on the towers that proceed it.

Re: Ridgeline from Birthday Peak to Mt. Harvard

PostPosted: Tue Jul 13, 2021 6:33 pm
by Tom Pierce
Hey Justin,

Just saw this. It sounds like you bailed off? Sounds prudent. Curious, how far long the ridge did you get?

-Tom