Peak:  Willoughby Mountain (13er)
 Route:  Northeast Ridge
 Range:  Elk
 Posted By:  supranihilest
 Date of Info:  09/23/2021
 Date Posted:  09/27/2021

I took the East Snowmass trail for approximately 4.5 miles until I passed an open space with a clear shot all the way up to Willoughby's (false) summit. This came almost immediately after a sharp switchback that dropped into and ascended out of a small stream drainage. From this spot I took Class 2 grass to the ridge and then continued up grass to the last few hundred feet which were steep, extremely loose dirt and talus. Pretty unpleasant, this section was Class 2+. Once on the north ridge proper it was an easy Class 2 walk to the true summit.

Photos (click for slideshow):
#1) Willoughby from the clearing.#2) Closer shot of the ridge.#3) On the ridge.#4) Terrible rock near the top of the ridge.#5) Ick.#6

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