Almost Free Soloing Standard Ridge (5.6 | 9 Pitches)

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Kirk recently climbed Standard Ridge in Big Cottonwood with our friend Nathan. Not long after he suggested we solo it. After a few weeks, an opportune day arose and so we went for it. We brought our harness, a light twin rope, and a super small rack just in case we got intimidated.

We scrambled up the chossy beginning of the route and made our way to a steep face that took us to the main exposed ridge. We followed this for a ways before there is a notch in the ridge below a large block and a sweet face with a finger crack splitting it.

We both felt a bit intimidated, so we decided to rope up. We did a simul-pitch through a some inconsistent climbing and then unroped again to the top. After doing this section of the ridge roped, we both agreed that we could solo it. So we planned to do it again, but then snow finally started falling and we had to put it off until next season.

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