Ascent of Observation Rock on 2013-08-04
|Others in Party:||Sarah Holt|
----Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Sunday, August 4, 2013|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||8364 ft / 2549 m|
Ascent Trip ReportTacoma Mountaineers Intermediate Climbing Class, Ice 1 Field Trip. We had hoped for hard snow and/or ice on the ascent of the north face but there was nothing but soft snow all of the way up. Swung leads on the ascent protected with pickets and ice axe anchors which often could be driven all of the way in by hand. Scrambled to the summit from the top of the snow field and descended the scramble route to the east.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||3414 ft / 1041 m|
| Route:||North Face|
| Trailhead:||Mowich Lake 4950 ft / 1508 m|
| Quality:||5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Scramble, Snow Climb|
| Gear Used:||Ice Axe, Crampons, Rope, Tent Camp|
| Nights Spent:||1 nights away from roads|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Calm, Clear|
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