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Ascent of Peak 6152 on 2020-09-09

Climber: Will Thomas

Date:Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Peak 6152
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:6152 ft / 1875 m

Ascent Trip Report

https://www.strava.com/activities/4044404660

Day 3 of 4 backpacking trip in the North Central Olympics

360 photos:
Peak 6152: https://goo.gl/maps/UfRUUUeMKbmEKUpo6
Thousand Acre Meadow: https://goo.gl/maps/KLxhDRzGbEdvJySy9
Wellesley Peak: https://goo.gl/maps/FwPTkkcrfN8f1VxcA
Knerr Valley: https://goo.gl/maps/4Gaoe4EueyFN8jZK9
Bear Camp: https://goo.gl/maps/4TrcSeQCaNaCUjYu6
Dose Meadows: https://goo.gl/maps/RDed9Hi3o2q3MMrD7
Lost Peak: https://goo.gl/maps/jHXwt2VEjmGDAPP27

Climbed the valley between Peak 6152 and Sentinel Peak to the saddle, then climbed Peak 6152 (amazing views of Thousand Acre Meadow), then walked the ridge south of Thousand Acre meadow to the twin West Wellesley peaks. I showed the South peak to be 5-8 feet higher based on barometric pressure. Then stayed south of the ridge out to Wellesley Peak. It got a bit slow traversing the south side with lots of ribs/avalanche chutes to drop down into and climb back out of. Would be much quicker to drop into the valley on the north side of the ridge (Knerr valley) as soon as you can after the west wellesley peaks to avoid that. Climbed Wellesley. Lots of loose shale at the top. I took a chute up and over the false summit. That seemed to be more protected then the chute that skipped the false summit. After that summit, I dropped down into Knerr valley. I was looking for a way to climb the North Wellesley ridge, but the summit block didn't look doable from the south, nor from the west, so I dropped down to the Dose and crossed the creek at Bear Camp. Then went up to Dose Meadows and up to Lost Pass and climbed Lost Peak right at sunset and camped in Lost Basin.

More Photos here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/djvzbTKHLP3DY1My9
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