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Ascent of Mount Storm King on 2019-08-12

Climber: Joerg Zuend

Date:Monday, August 12, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Storm King
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:4500 ft / 1371 m

Ascent Trip Report

Started ascent from Southshore Road (Lake Sutherland) and got to the peak from the North side.

Notes:
1) The turn to FS011 from FS350 is very easy to miss. Search on the right hand side just 30 feet or so before the hair needle turn. FS011 is fairly overgrown but not hard t walk,
2) Watch for a flag for the turn to FS013, It is again easy to miss. There is a bit of bushwacking,
3) At the end of FS013, find your way on the East side of the creek before continuing in the creek for a while. At some point bushwhack to the East and up until you reach First Growth (perhaps a quarter mile). Turn back into the creek just belwo the rocks (about 2500 feet)
4) Leave the creek at about 3100 feet turning SW. There are many mossy rocks and it is a bit treacherous for the ankles.
5) Once you reach the ridge stay on the North side slightly off the ridge for easier walking.
6) The final descent and ascent to the peak first look daunting and exposed. But it is anything than that. Fairly simple and straightforward with good rock.

I took my old steel ice axe with me and it helped a lot to pull and anchor on the slippery scree or heave yourelf over stumps and logs.

Overall not difficult but arduous and slow. Down is as slow as uphill. Careful foot placement needed in the woods. (I ywisted my ankle on an earlier attempt).

Here is the Strava link:
https://www.strava.com/activities/2613958508
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3800 ft / 1158 m
    Trailhead:700 ft / 213 m
    Route Conditions:
Bushwhack, Scramble
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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