5 - 6
FATMAP difficulty grade
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