|2014-09-11||Route: Southwest and Northeast Ridges
Posted On: 2014-09-13, By: TravelingMatt
Info: I did the V8/Beattie ridge in that order, from Hope Pass to the Beattie/Fuller col, and descended to Lake Hope. Hope Pass to V8 goes Class 2 with steep, extensive loose scree which would probably be miserable to descend. The traverse goes Class 3 and is mostly enjoyable save for a 40-foot dirt/scree chute coming down from V8. Descent from Beattie northeast to the col is reasonable Class 2, and a use "trail" exists down to the col and below. Once below 12,600, do not head for the flat grassy area running west, but instead stay on scree as far east as possible, remaining right underneath Beattie‘s massif, for the easiest way down to the Lake Hope trail.