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Ascent to The Cradle-South Peak-South Ridge on 2011-08-13

Climber: Eric Noel

Others in Party:Ken Russell
Ken Jones -- Trip Report or GPS Track
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, August 13, 2011
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Point Reached:The Cradle-South Peak - South Ridge
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:6800 ft / 2072 m
    Remaining Elevation:667 ft / 203 m (12% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

We hiked in on Friday to a leisurely and fairly pleasant camp near Paddy Go Easy Pass. A little snow lingering and water is available. Hiked down the trail the next morning and then hoofed it off-trail towards The Cradle. After reaching the ridgeline, and looking and what we had left and the time and the effort it seemed like maybe a little too much. Might have been able to make it but we would have been coming out real late. Trail down from Paddy Go Easy Pass seems unmaintained. Water at French Creek. No sign of established bootpath on route. Good scenery, but doesn't seem like a particularly appealing route. I'll be back.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:5880 ft / 1791 m
    Total Elevation Loss:5880 ft / 1792 m
    Round-Trip Distance:15 mi / 24.1 km
    Grade/Class:Class 2
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Nights Spent:1 nights away from roads
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Clear
Bugger. Summer.
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:4680 ft / 1426 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 3430 ft / 1045 m; Extra: 1250 ft / 381m
    Loss on way in:1250 ft / 381 m
    Distance:7.5 mi / 12.1 km
    Route:Standard
    Start Trailhead:Paddy Go Easy Pass TH  3370 ft / 1027 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:4630 ft / 1411 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 3430 ft / 1045 m; Extra: 1200 ft / 365m
    Gain on way out:1200 ft / 365 m
    Distance:7.5 mi / 12.1 km
    Route:Standard
    End Trailhead:Paddy Go Easy Pass TH  3370 ft / 1027 m



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