West Glacier Route, Mt.Gibraltar
More of a mountain environmental discovery than pathing a new way to the top; we came across a pocket glacier that has maybe 100m of life still to breath on the Sheeps’ Mt.Gibraltar. No past published beta is describes this as the ascent/descent route, nor did we witness man.
Hike past the north face and get up into the enormous NW bowl. Cross the bowl to the tight back corner to the dark black scree which is actually a dying, sapped glacier on its last legs. Trudge up it to a narrow, neon orange gully to third class slab. Follow steep slopes for 250m to the south ridge, a few hundred meters of narrow scrambling that eventually leads to a col then Gibralters broad summit.
Descend via the same way.