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Ascent of Martin Peak on 2021-09-21

Climber: Joerg Zuend

Date:Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Martin Peak
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:7638 ft / 2328 m

Ascent Trip Report

Beautiful day for a solo hike. There is not much info available on the specifics of the route other than the Olympic Mountain Guide. I attempted route 2 of the OMG starting at the Western end of the Surprise Basin end moraine. There is an obvious scree gully that takes you on the climbers left around the Arrowhead. According to the guide one should then turn right (north) and get above the Arrowhead. I remember this vaguely but did not see or find an obvious way to do so. I tuned South through traverses, gullies and chimneys and must then have joined Route 1 (I suspect) arriving on the ridge South of the peak for an easy traverse to the top. You can see the details on the attache Strava GPS. If one wants to follow route 2 there must be a way to turn North south of the Arrowhead - this was apparently not obvious to me. But I did not search extensively. In any case the route worked but involved some exposed Class 4 chimneys and some exposed traverses. Ascent time for Shelter rock about 4 hours.

The GPX file was reduced using a tool to contain it to 3000 points

https://www.strava.com/activities/6003139179
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Martin Peak as seen from the East (2021-09-21). Photo by Joerg Zuend.
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Summary Total Data
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


 GPS Waypoints - Hover or click to see name and lat/long
Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Joerg Zuend
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Note: GPS Tracks may not be accurate, and may not show the best route. Do not follow this route blindly. Conditions change frequently. Use of a GPS unit in the outdoors, even with a pre-loaded track, is no substitute for experience and good judgment. Peakbagger.com accepts NO responsibility or liability from use of this data.

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Approximate route the author believes has taken (2021-09-21). Photo by Joerg Zuend.
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