Ascent of Craggy Peak on 2018-10-13
|Others in Party:||Duane Gilliland|
Ken Russell -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Dave and MC Reinhardt
----Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Saturday, October 13, 2018|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||5730 ft / 1746 m|
Ascent Trip ReportDuane Gilliland, MC Reinhardt, and me on the summit of Craggy Peak.
Some years ago Paul Klenke distributed a trip report in which he asked if previous climbers had carried an extra pair of underwear due to the exposure on Craggy Peak. This got me to wondering if Duane and I had actually summitted way back in 1982, so I decided to go back up and see if I could remember. This we did on October 13, 2018. But when I got to the south summit and surveyed the situation, I honestly couldn't remember if we had climbed the summit pinnacle or not 36 years before. I distinctly remember sitting on the south summit, and some of the climbing route seemed vaguely familiar, but I just couldn't say for sure. This time we came prepared just in case, so we went over to the middle pinnacle and easily attained the summit without rope or belays. This was somewhat disappointing after bringing all the gear, so we decided to rappel just for fun and to feel better about hauling the gear. Craggy seemed easier to me than Dewey Peak that we climbed several weeks before. Yes there were some awkward moves, but overall it was nothing out of the ordinary for scramble summits. Because I couldn't remember whether we had summitted in 1982 or not, I decided to change that ascent to an attempt, which changes my completion date for the Skamania County P1Ks to 10/13/2018.
Paul Klenke, this photo is for you! Thanks for raising my doubts -- the return trip was a very enjoyable day with great friends, beautiful weather, and a fun ascent and descent.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||2058 ft / 627 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||2058 ft / 627 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||7.5 mi / 12.1 km|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Scramble, Exposed Scramble|
| Gear Used:||Rope, Ski Poles|
| Weather:||Cool, Calm, Clear|
Fabulous, crystal clear air
| Gain on way in:||1634 ft / 498 m|
| Gain Breakdown:||Net: 1210 ft / 369 m; Extra: 424 ft / 129m|
| Loss on way in:||424 ft / 129 m|
| Distance:||4.5 mi / 7.2 km|
| Route:||Trail to Craggy Peak trail, south ridge|
| Start Trailhead:||N46.23466 W121.87532 4520 ft / 1377 m|
| Time:||3 Hours 46 Minutes|
| Loss on way out:||1634 ft / 498 m|
| Loss Breakdown:||Net: 1210 ft / 369 m; Extra: 424 ft / 129m|
| Gain on way out:||424 ft / 129 m|
| Distance:||3 mi / 4.8 km|
| Route:||South ridge, Craggy Peak trail, cross-country|
| End Trailhead:||N46.23466 W121.87532 4520 ft / 1377 m|
| Time:||3 Hours 36 Minutes|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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