Ascent of Mount Maude on 2005-09-03

Climber: Jason Lafferry

Others in Party:Denver Lafferry Dennis
Date:Saturday, September 3, 2005
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Maude
    Elevation:9040 ft / 2755 m

Ascent Trip Report

Route Climbed: Ascent via West Slope & SW Shoulder
Descent via SW Shoulder & Ice Lakes Route
Date Climbed: September 3, 2005

The ascent via the west boulder field and shoulder is shorter in distance than the Ice Lake/SW Saddle route, however the effort in my opinion is not worth it. It's steep, slow going and there is a fair margin for error. It felt like we were flirting with rockslides the entire way up, which did improve once we crested the shoulder. The summit was partially cloudy with strong gusts of cold wind. Snow will be coming soon. Our descent via Ice Lake/SW Saddle was a nice change in perspective, as this was the first time my ascent and descent were via different routes. Beware of the gully crossing. Finding a reasonable route down/in and up/out was rather difficult. On our ascent we crossed at the top and on our descent we followed some other climbers that showed us where to cross in the middle section.

My wife, Denver, and I met and spent the day with two great climbers. Dennis and Dave really made the trip memorable. Best Wishes! Jason
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:5540 ft / 1689 m
    Elevation Loss:0 ft / 0 m
    Distance:13 mi / 20.9 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Windy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:5540 ft / 1689 m
    Distance:6 mi / 9.7 km
    Route:West Slope & SW Shoulder
    Trailhead:Phelps Creek Trailhead  3500 ft / 1066 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:0 ft / 0 m
    Distance:7 mi / 11.3 km
    Route:SW Shoulder & Ice Lakes Route
    Trailhead:Summit  9040 ft / 2755 m

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