Ascent of Spectacle Buttes on 2018-10-27
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
|Date:||Saturday, October 27, 2018|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||8392 ft / 2557 m|
Ascent Trip ReportFrom 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...
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| Route Conditions:||Open Country, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Exposed Scramble|
|Ascent Part of Trip: Meaty Icy Butts|
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