Ascent of East Tolmie Peak on 2021-10-02

Climber: Nicholas de Steiguer

Date:Saturday, October 2, 2021
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:East Tolmie Peak
    Elevation:5849 ft / 1782 m

Ascent Trip Report

True peak is the isolated 'spire' east of the Tolmie Peak ridgeline. Accessible by hiking to Tolmie Peak proper and then continuing the ridgeline East South-East. Requires a ~40 decent on loose dirty rock to a small knife-edge saddle. High exposure on the short decent, a slip here would end extremely poorly for the climber. The knife-edge saddle itself and subsequent scramble back up the other side are surprisingly clean and sheltered from any 'real' exposure. The cliffs here, and the peak itself, are rather shear so the 'perceived' exposure is pretty extreme, those with vertigo may want to pass on this one.
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East Tolmie Peak from an uncommon vantage point. Looking West North-West from the Irish Cabin Peak ridgeline (2021-10-02). Photo by Nicholas de Steiguer.
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Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Nicholas de Steiguer
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