E Face of Mt. Kidd, FWA? Valeriy Babanov & Raphael Slawinski, December 30, 2005
Basically, we climbed Le Lotus Bleu (in excellent shape right now), then traversed left into the big gully falling from the main summit of the mountain. We slogged up that without getting avalanched to a few pitches of thin ice topped by an entertaining cornice. We descended the scramble route down the southwest slopes on excellent windpacked snow. The whole thing involved some 1500 m vertical, 10.5 hours car-to-car from the Galatea parking lot. A rack of screws (including some shorter ones for the upper pitches) and a few pins would suffice. A highly recommended alpine adventure close to home. Oh yeah, John Martin soloed essentially this line on a summer afternoon in 1998.


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