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Re: Rinker to Blaurock Ridge

Postby kaiman » Thu Aug 02, 2012 3:30 pm

anna wrote:Anyone have any information or decent photos of the ridge connecting Rinker and Blaurock? What little I've found so far indicates probably class 3, but thought I'd ask in case anyone knows more. If not, guess I'll go take a look tomorrow. :D


I looked at that ridge when climbing Ervin/Blaurock a couple years ago and would concur with your assessment that it is Class 3. It's hard to tell how loose/difficult it is though and I didn't have time to investigate it any further as clouds were beginning to role in over Huron and the Apostles when I was there and wanted to get off the top before things cut loose...

Have you looked at the Summit Post pages for Ervin and Blaurock and Rinker to see if they have any pictures that may give you some clues?

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Re: Rinker to Blaurock Ridge

Postby Presto » Thu Aug 02, 2012 3:37 pm

Here's a shot from Blaurock, but I don't know that it will do you much good ... that's Willis Lake below (and Hope on the right) and you can see the ridge coming over (on your left) from Twin Peaks/Rinker.
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Re: Rinker to Blaurock Ridge

Postby Kevin Baker » Thu Aug 02, 2012 7:14 pm

Anna:

I did it with snow on both sides of the ridge, which make it spicier as there are a few towers that are very loose. I'm sure it can easily be kept at class 3 when dry though. Fun little ridge and Blaurock seemed to have a ton of false summits!

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Re: Rinker to Blaurock Ridge

Postby Kevin Baker » Fri Aug 03, 2012 4:56 pm

Yes, I was referring to Ervin to Blaurock!
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Re: Rinker to Blaurock Ridge

Postby illusion7il » Fri Jul 08, 2016 9:30 am

So does anyone know the consensus / class difficulty of the Rinker to Blaurock ridge?

I've searched all over and can't seem to find out if this ridge "goes" or not.

Re: Rinker to Blaurock Ridge

Postby SnowAlien » Fri Jul 08, 2016 10:49 am

Doesn't look too bad (maybe just the last bit looks tricky). Photo is taken from Rinker recently. Oh and if you can, bring the register jar/can for Rinker, the current one is broken.
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Re: Rinker to Blaurock Ridge

Postby illusion7il » Mon Jul 11, 2016 11:34 am

Thanks for info SnowAlien. I put in a new but very generic summit register on Rinker. I checked out the ridge for about 20 minutes and it was very slow going, but once I saw a clear route up the NE face I retreated off the ridge and shot up a dirty couloir to the summit ridge. However there was a signature in the summit register that said "from Rinker" I did snap a few pics...
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