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Ascent of Three Fingers on 2007-08-24

Climber: Eric Noel

Others in Party:Bob Bolton
Dean M
Duane G
Date:Friday, August 24, 2007
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Hi-Clearance Vehicle
Peak:Three Fingers
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:6850 ft / 2087 m

Ascent Trip Report

A great hike to a stunning peak. This one is best after mid-August or later after the snow has melted or else there will be a lot of steep snow and routefinding to be dealt with. The map shows trail ending at Tin Cup Gap but a pretty clear route effectively goes to at least the slopes immediately south of the summit block. Scramble up and then left at the summit block to find the ladders. First two ladders are easy but beware of the metal spike partway up the third ladder. To gain the highpoint you must open the LO and exit out the opposite side through a window. Lots of ups and downs and the trail is not fast going. Be prepared for wet brush and mud on trail.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:5230 ft / 1593 m
    Extra Gain:700 ft / 213 m
    Distance:15 mi / 24.1 km
    Route:Goat Flats Trail then snow/scramble route
    Trailhead:Goat Flats TH  3020 ft / 920 m
    Grade/Class:Class 3
    Quality:9 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:7 Hours 15 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:6 Hours 15 Minutes



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