Ascent of Chinook Peak on 2021-06-17

Climber: Anna Batie

Others in Party:Scott G.
Date:Thursday, June 17, 2021
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Chinook Peak
    Elevation:6904 ft / 2104 m

Ascent Trip Report

Beautiful day to traverse Chinook and Crystal Peaks! The PCT has patchy snow on it to the bowl. Bowl has snow, but it is melting fast. We ended up bushwhacking a bit heading up to the ridge from the bowl. Doable - but you may be able to avoid this by picking a different line from my track. Patchy snow on the approach to Chinook.
More snow on the traverse from Chinook to Crystal. We had to stay off the ridge itself due to cornices, and went lower. On the low line, we crossed one area where we needed microspikes and ice axes. (Where the track stops for a bit - I paused it while we were crossing this mildly sketchy part.) Ended up hitting the trail to Crystal Peak and following it up to the top.

Crystal Peak trail is almost snow free. Only small snow patches. We felt fine on it in hiking boots and poles.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1595 ft / 486 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack, Snow on Ground, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1595 ft / 486 m
    Distance:10.9 mi / 17.5 km
    Route:Traverse to Crystal Lakes TH
    Start Trailhead:Chinook Pass  5309 ft / 1618 m
Descent Statistics
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Anna Batie
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