Peak:  Unnamed 13020 B (13er)
 Route:  North Ridge from Willoughby Mountain
 Range:  Elk
 Posted By:  supranihilest
 Date of Info:  09/23/2021
 Date Posted:  09/27/2021

From Willoughby Mountain it's 90% Class 2 hiking along the connecting ridge. There are obvious use trails underneath some of the ridge bumps. The last bit to 13,020 B's summit is Class 2 and it's obvious where the change happens - a sudden shift from grass to broken, stacked shards and boulders of the Capitol/Snowmass-type rock. The ridge is easy at Class 2+, maybe a tiny bit of Class 3, but the rock is of course loose. Exposure is moderate, I found it easiest to just stick to the ridge crest which was kind of a jagged knife edge of broken blocks but not really hard in any way.

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#1) The long ridge to 13,020 B from Willoughby Mountain.#2) Initial section off Willoughby.#3) Trails bypass all of the bumps and other difficulties.#4) More easy ridge.#5) More use trail bypasses.#6) Nearing 13,020 B.#7) Nearing the start of the scrambling.#8) Blocky junk along the ridge.#9) Some interesting, not terrible, not great scrambling.#10) Looking back north towards Willoughby.#11) Looking down the northeast ridge towards the saddle with Point 13,336.

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