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Ascent of Little Mystery on 2019-08-27

Climber: Will Thomas

Date:Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Little Mystery
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:6941 ft / 2115 m

Ascent Trip Report

https://www.strava.com/activities/2659791196
360 photos:
Home Lake: https://goo.gl/maps/XX7PYUwVnY6sb4gk7
Constance Pass: https://goo.gl/maps/TpBfcMqb1e2sUFns6 & https://goo.gl/maps/HGBxjZ89QauN9qhs8
Twin Benchmark: https://goo.gl/maps/5SwUz4Dj8osdwpyt6
Mt. Mystery: https://goo.gl/maps/FGsFQC5cni7mWdRo6
Little Mystery: https://goo.gl/maps/hhtFB9MfukNpiAPU7

Hiked into Sunnybrook meadows the night before. Met up with David Carmody. Took Del Monte ridge to south ridge of Mystery. Nice cairn trail built by Dan Lauren. Lost cairn trail, took wide gully up to dirt saddle just south of summit block. Found ramps up the south side to summit ridge. Retraced steps then dropped down to Gunsight pass. Couldn't see a class 2/3 way up OMR route up north side of Little mystery, so traversed East side. David took a chance on a gully right under summit block. I looped around south gained ridge then looped around and down on the West side looked down at OMR from above (it looked more doable, but still looks like a washout took away a clean way up/down), then finally summitted Little mystery. David arrived 20+ minutes before so clearly he found a great way up. We descended my route and continued down the south ridge to the pond (a bit out of the way, but a nice stop), then did the long traverse back across little mystery and Del Monte ridge to Sunnybrook meadows. I hiked out that night. David enjoyed one more night at Sunnybrook.
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