Anklebiter Ridge (+Bluemat Hill)


 

Trip Details
Mountain Range: 
Mountain Subrange: 
Attained Summit?: 
Yes
Trip Date: 
Saturday, April 14, 2018
Summit Elevation (ft): 
6,991
Elevation Gain (m): 
840
Round Trip Time: 
5.00
Total Distance (km): 
7.50
Quick 'n Easy Rating: 
Class 3 : you fall, you break your leg
Difficulty Notes: 

No real difficulties for seasoned scramblers. Beginners could find some sections exposed on the ridge. Difficult downclimb to Bluemat Hill is avoidable on skiers left.

Map

Trip Report

It had been a while since Phil and I had gotten up to anything and when plans for a big backcountry ski day in the Rockies fell apart thanks to an unpredictable weather forecast, we started looking at hiking / scrambling alternatives. At first we settled on a repeat of Midnight Peak with a bit of a traverse for Saturday, April 14. As I was lounging around on Friday evening browsing my IG feed, I noted another pair of scramblers had abandoned their plans for that area based on copious amounts of fresh snow. I texted Phil and told him we should likely change plans. He agreed and we eventually settled on the diminutive and oddly monikered "Anklebiter Ridge" with it's even odder sounding neighbor - "Bluemat Hill". 

 


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