Ascent of Mount Johnson on 2021-10-03

Climber: Joerg Zuend

Date:Sunday, October 3, 2021
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Johnson
    Elevation:7680 ft / 2340 m

Ascent Trip Report

Great day. Temperature around freezing. The route I chose is not described in the Olympic Mountain Guide but it is describer here:

by nwhiker fletcher. Thanks.

In short, I followed the standard route starting almost from the top of Surprise Basin using the distinguished large and the narrowing ledge. But instead of hiking between The Gasp Pinnacle and Sweatspire I turned right to take an easier route around Sweatspire and Gasp Pinnacle. Similar the summit block can be easier scaled from the SE. At the start of the summit block I curved around (while dropping perhaps 100 feet) on the right. There is an easy slab with a distinguished large crack that is easy to follow.

I want to add this: Look at the GPS track in regards to Sweat Spire and Gasp Pinnacle. There appears confusion on which is which, even an assertion that the Olympic Mountain Guide has it all wrong. The USGS topo does not name the two. I am just not sure what spire is named and which one it is.

The route is quite amenable to a solo hiker without rope.
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GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Joerg Zuend
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