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Ascent of Katsuk Peak on 2019-07-13

Climber: Alden Ryno

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, July 13, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Katsuk Peak
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:8680 ft / 2645 m

Ascent Trip Report

Day 1: Easy Pass TH and high traverse at approx 6,700' +/- 100 to knoll at 7,400'. Drop pack, continue traverse to Kimtah following higher contours at 7,400' to 7,800' (higher elevation as gendarmes progressed). Pick a path to traverse and it'll probably go. Higher seemed to reduce in/out of gullies, but forced down climbed as topped out on gendarmes; pick your poison. Almost went to Cosho, but stopp9and returned to Kimtah approx 200 yards past turn off to Kimtah gully; possible time/food in day pack constraints. Ascended Kimtah, then began return to Mesahchie/Katsuk. Hopped to grab both, but would've hit Katsuk summit a bit after sunset and didn't want to descend nonsense in the dark, so grabbed Mesahchie and returned to camp. 0445-2130 day.
Day 2: Ascend back to Katsuk, summit, then come down to camp, pack up bivy and head back to Easy Pass. Traverse seemed faster on the return, stayed along the same 6'700 +/- 100 lines. Back to car at 1320.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Scramble, Exposed Scramble



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