A route that makes these peaks very enjoyable, squashing the reputation gained from their tedious scree grovelling via traditional routes

Statistics

5 - 6

hrs

1,302

m

1,301

m

25

max┬░

Difficulty

FATMAP difficulty grade

Extreme

Description

I cobbled together this exhilarating loop route by studying topos and combining Sonny Bou's idea to use the south ridge to ascend Phillipps Peak and Steven Songs' idea to attempt *a ramp traverse to Tecumseh.

It eliminated the horrendous scree grovelling encountered on other routes up these peaks - while leveraging it on the descent for good scree skiing.

The video also shows the much-talked-about crux of Phillipps. NOTE: the ramp I used is NOT the one used by Steven.

His is lower and deposits you into the scree bowl; the one I took is higher and spans the bowl from ridge to ridge.

Detailed trip video: https://youtu.be/_RqtmoavHdE