climbing an unnamed peak

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climbing an unnamed peak

Post by sa.node.alamode » Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:09 pm

Heya everybody, I have some questions about a trip that I'm going on tomorrow. I'm looking to climb the peak that looms over pearl lake. How's the snow out there right now? Any pro tips on how to scale it? The max gradient is about 40%, Is that doable? We're going to get onto the ridge from cathedral lake, then to the top; is that better than going up the more gradual snowy side?

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Post by sa.node.alamode » Mon Jul 24, 2017 6:43 pm

Aaand I'm leaving tomorrow so now or never :(

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Re: climbing an unnamed peak

Post by maverick » Mon Jul 24, 2017 6:59 pm

Upper part of that basin still has quite a bit of snow and upper lakes may only be partially thawed. You can access the peak from the southern part of Pearl Lake or from Cathedral Lake, there is a class 3 summit block. Make sure you have experience with snow, ice axe and crampons, and have climbing experience, would recommend you pick another summit, with less drama at the summit, and go when there is less snow. :)
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Re: climbing an unnamed peak

Post by sa.node.alamode » Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:30 pm

Thank you!

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