Ascent of Lemei Rock on 2018-08-15

Climber: James Barlow

Others in Party:Becca Romig
Sawyer Romig
Sage Kallestad
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Lemei Rock
    Elevation:5925 ft / 1805 m

Ascent Trip Report

We took the George Burgess route from the west. I can't stress enough how beautiful this old growth wilderness is! We enjoyed wonderful hiking through the forest with brief meadow and lake openings for almost all of this hike. We ascended the west ridge, departing the trail around 5,240 ft. The west ridge had a use trail when we were about halfway up. Below that it was very open forest with minimal bushwhacking - could have done it in shorts without complaint. Sage opted for a more exposed means of accessing the final north ridge while Sawyer kept a bit left on the use trail and kept it class 2. We all then scrambled across the north ridge to the true summit, Sawyer leading the way and Sage chomping at the bit to finally be on easy class 3 terrain. We then descended the NE gully that most seem to ascend (loose sand, scree skied down, would not want to ascend), meeting the trail near the pass at 5,600 ft. We only saw 2 other hikers and they were both on the PCT - all other trails in this wilderness seem to be pretty empty. Pics
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1883 ft / 573 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1883 ft / 573 m
    Route:Placid Lk - PCT - Cultus Lk
    Start Trailhead:4042 ft / 1232 m
Descent Statistics

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