6 - 7
FATMAP difficulty grade
Pleasant hike to the end of the fourth lake and then difficulty turned way up.
Following Alltrails GPS it looked like I was head for a rock wall with no way up but as I got closer a way up appeared.
I initially followed the GPS route but after climbing a bit it turned more dangerous than I liked so I turned around and went up where the rock met the scree.
Once at the ridge it looked sketchy so I told myself I'd only go as far as I could safely.
It turned out every part that looked scary wasn't bad once I got there so I kept going.
That is until I had almost completed the loop.
Alltrails says there is a cairn along the ridge but I couldn't find it.
That was also at a point where I had to choose which way to go.
I ended up staying on the ridge which I think was correct but that was also where it felt the most dangerous.
Coming down the ridge I veered off the GPS somehow and I was extremely thankful I was able to make it down, there were some parts that I didn't enjoy.
10/10 would not do again.