The West Ridge forms a beautiful snow arete in its upper reaches and a narrow ice arete around the southern crater rim. Separating the two is a steep pitch, seldom climbed, which forms the crux of the West Ridge Direct.
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Climb the steep step, on the West ridge in one pitch, generally up the grooves, heading up and right (or left) depending on conditions. Finish along the South Crater Rim and enjoy the situation!