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Ascent of Guye Peak on 2020-03-07

Climber: chris hooper

Date:Saturday, March 7, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Guye Peak
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:5168 ft / 1575 m

Ascent Trip Report

With MB. Great conditions, hard pack snow in gully, very secure climbing. Minimal post holing on approach via commonwealth basin. Log river crossing seemed tricky at first, we chopped steps. Final approach directly up from basin on steep terrain seemed avi prone but managable this particular day. Would consider traversing south from further up the basin trail next time.

Encountered 6 other climbers at base of route from olympia area, first time seeing anyone on the route. Passed them on p1/2 since we there to simul quickly. 8:15hr c2c and about 2 hours moving time to the summit. We tried the mixed climbing direct exit variation from the gully but turned out to be more tenuous than it at first appeared on delaminating ice. we used to left exit from the gully instead, as I always do. Summit ridge was beautiful. Total dream of a day, and back to North Bend in time for Lasagne. Commonwralth basin trail approach was great, will go this way from now on for sure.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Rope, Snowshoes



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