Route: South Ridge via Blue Lakes
Posted On: 2021-07-25, By: supranihilest
Info: See my CR for "S 3" for approach information. From the upper basin we hiked up to the saddle between "S 5" and "S 3" on talus and boulders. These were surprisingly stable for the area, but still pretty darned loose. The south ridge of "S 5" is Class 2+ at worst but hideously loose, so care had to be taken not to knock rocks on climbers below. Aside from the loose nature of the ridge there was very little scrambling, mostly near the bottom, and the majority of the ridge was a Class 2 walkup. We reversed our route before heading to "S 4".