Ascent of Deadwood Peak on 2020-10-17

Climber: Robert Jenner

Others in Party:Matthew Pahs -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Date:Saturday, October 17, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Deadwood Peak
    Elevation:6280 ft / 1914 m

Ascent Trip Report

Starting from the parking lot at Chinook Pass, we climbed the broad, east-facing meadow up to the ridge that connects Yakima with Deadwood. Once at the top, we turned north and followed the ridge until reaching the first sizeable sub-peak which necessitated a down-climb and traverse on the east side. Once past the obstacle, we regained the ridge and continued climbing. Soon we arrived at a weather station on a second sub-peak. From here, the outline of Deadwood Peak appeared. We assessed what lay ahead. A sizeable down-climb to a small col, then a final ascent to Deadwood Peak. We carefully climbed down the wet slope to the saddle, then made the surprisingly easy climb to the summit.
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Deadwood Peak as seen from southern ridge (2020-10-17). Photo by Robert Jenner.
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Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:890 ft / 271 m
    Route Conditions:
Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Foggy all day, breezy and cool
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:890 ft / 271 m
    Route:Approach from south ridge
    Start Trailhead:5390 ft / 1642 m
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Yakima & Deadwood Peak

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Deadwood Peak2020-10-17 A890 ft / 271 m
2Yakima Peak2020-10-17 B836 ft / 255 m
Total Trip Gain: 1726 ft / 526 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Robert Jenner
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