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Ascent of Spectacle Buttes on 2018-10-27

Climber: Fred Newman

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Saturday, October 27, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Spectacle Buttes
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:8392 ft / 2557 m

Ascent Trip Report

From Ice Box downclimbed snow covered talus and snow, around a ridge, eventually making it to lower Ice Lake just next to N Spectacle Butte. Dropped down the slope and traveled SE at 6400' across scree, heather, and a few rock ribs requiring downclimbing. Picked up the SW ridge, scrambled mostly where it seemed like there was a climber's trail. One weird class 4 ledge traverse, made me think that going around a little farther right and staying on the choss slope might have been easier if less interesting. Reached the top around 3. Predicted snow storm was on its way. Nice sunny weather up to 1 had become cloudy and breezy. On to N Spectacle Butte...
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
Ascent Part of Trip: Meaty Icy Butts

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Carne Mountain2018-10-27 a 
2Peak 79192018-10-27 b 
3Chilly Peak2018-10-27 c 
4Ice Box2018-10-27 d 
5Spectacle Buttes2018-10-27 e 
6Spectacle Buttes-North Peak2018-10-27 f 



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