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dicks and jacks peak oct 14-15

Postby Willythedog » Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:36 pm

Quick question:

Hoping to do a quick overnighter in desolation in a couple weeks.

Planning on doing dicks and jacks peaks. Which way is easier or better climbing? Dicks to Jack or Jacks to Dicks?

(dicks will be from the pass, jacks would be from the south east where the heather lake inlet is)

Bayview trailhead - Dicks Pass- dicks - jacks- camp heather lake- Dicks Pass- Bayview

Or

Bayview - Dicks Pass- camp Heather lake- jacks- dicks - Dicks Pass- Bayview
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Re: Quick question- dicks and jacks peak

Postby Vaca Russ » Wed Oct 04, 2017 1:28 pm

Which way is easier or better climbing? Dicks to Jack or Jacks to Dicks?

I have climbed both peaks at different times and have never done the traverse.

Willythedog wrote:dicks will be from the pass, jacks would be from the south east where the heather lake inlet is

Bayview trailhead - Dicks Pass- dicks - jacks- camp heather lake- Dicks Pass- Bayview

Or

Bayview - Dicks Pass- camp Heather lake- jacks- dicks - Dicks Pass- Bayview


Camp at Heather then bag both peaks in the morning.

I would recommend climbing them in the snow. :nod: :thumbsup:

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Re: Quick question- dicks and jacks peak

Postby SNOOOOW » Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:32 am

I would camp at Heather and head up Jack's first then over to Dick's. If you go that route then you get the harder part out of the way early and then once on top of Dick's it is easy trail pounding back to your camp at Heather. That is the route I took and I found it enjoyable...Camp at Heather then up that drainage to Jacks then over to Dick's and down to the pass. Nights have been cold so make sure you bundle up!! :drinkers:
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Re: Quick question- dicks and jacks peak

Postby Willythedog » Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:21 pm

Yup gotta bring extra single malt- says forecast is mid 20’s at night. Planning on going this weekend if the fires in the north bay don’t get any closer to my home but definitely slightly uneasy.

Thanks for the feedback fellas
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Re: dicks and jacks peak oct 14-15

Postby Willythedog » Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:09 am

Got back from a quick overnighter. Got in late Friday night, had a few beers, slept in the car. Quite cold.

Don’t have pictures currently since I’m writing on my phone.

Started off from Bayview trailhead to dicks pass.

From there took the use trail to dicks peak. Got a bit windy up on the ridge but good weather otherwise, no smoke in the air.

Took the ridge line all the way to Jacks peak. The class 3 section looked a little past my pay grade with my full backpack and all so I traversed to the left side, holding on to the solid rock while moving over the loose scree. Probably a worse decision than just going up the class 3 part. Tried to go up a section right past the snowfield but got into a dicey section so I downclimbed and kept traversing till it got to a more manageable part.

Took the drainage down to Heather lake area, found a nice campsite above the trail near the drainage.
Not as cold as the night before.

Hoofed it back on the trail up and over dicks pass back to the car.

Took me 4.5 hours to drive back to Marin. F TRAFFIC
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Re: dicks and jacks peak oct 14-15

Postby Harlen » Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:23 am

Yup gotta bring extra single malt- says forecast is mid 20’s at night.

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