South West Face

Type: 
Alpine
Description: 
From the Madeline Snowfield climb the snow face and finish on the upper South Ridge. The ridge can be reached sooner, at about 2200m, for a more challenging climb. The South West Face was used in the first traverse of Madeline on 16 January 1955, by Bill Blee, Ron Dickie, Bill Gordon and Ralph Miller. They descended the top of the North East Ridge and traversed the snow shelf on the north side of the peak back to Turners Pass. Jim Strang, Bruce Clark and Paul Corwin made the first winter ascent (IV, WI2).
Reference: 
14
Pitch(es): 
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Grade: 
II 2
Quality: 
1.02
Gone: 
0
Length: 
0m
Bolts: 
0
Natural pro: 
0
Ascent: 
Alf Cowling, Samuel Turner, March 1920
Jim Strang, Bruce Clark, Paul Corwin, August 1976
UUID: 
21799f46-3b6a-4198-8f3e-c31d7b17b5e4