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Ascent of Crystal Mountain on 2014-01-17

Climber: James Barlow

Others in Party:Greg Slayden
Date:Friday, January 17, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Crystal Mountain
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:6998 ft / 2132 m

Ascent Trip Report

Greg and I got a great day of skiing in at Crystal mountain, with the ascent of the P2k being the highlight of the day, though not the best ski run of the day. Greg knew exactly how to get to the correct traverse and climb from the highest lift. The snow levels are incredibly low this year, so we actually walked over bare rock to summit. We met a "bro" guy on the summit. Overall, the snow wasn't the best, but Greg and I had a great time exchanging peakbagging stories on the lift and in the car. The chairlift did the majority of the gain, but there are 2 sections that you need to hike up to summit the peak.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:358 ft / 109 m
    Gear Used:
Skis, Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:358 ft / 109 m
    Route:North ridge
    Trailhead:6640 ft / 2023 m
Descent Statistics



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