Ascent of Seven Fingered Jack on 2020-08-22

Climber: Nick Magill

Date:Saturday, August 22, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Seven Fingered Jack
    Elevation:9100 ft / 2773 m

Ascent Trip Report

We began at Phelps Creek around 9AM, hiking in the approach along Phelps Creek and making for Leroy Camp. Leaving our gear at Leroy, we ascended the mountain on a direct path. While easier routes exist to reach the fingers, we chose to ascend a class 3 gully directly in line with the summit from camp. The rock here was solid, and from the top of the gully we ascended meadows until reaching the rock fields below the fingers. From here we traveled north to reach the class 2 ramp leading up to the summit. Rock is a bit loose towards the top, helmet advised. Overall a fairly straightforward and easy bulger. Can be done with relative ease car to car, or an overnight if attempting Maude and/or Fernow on the same trip. We camped a night at Leroy, then climbed Maude the next day and went out along Carne Mountain high trail.
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Seven Fingered Jack with no moonlight (2020-08-22). Photo by Nick Magill.
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Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:5500 ft / 1676 m
    Round-Trip Distance:22 mi / 35.4 km
    Route:Southwest Ridge
    Trailhead:Phelps Creek  3600 ft / 1097 m
    Grade/Class:Class 2
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Tent Camp
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Perfect weather

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