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Ascent of Slippery Slab Tower on 2014-09-14

Climber: Corey Molloy

Others in Party:Sarah Holt
Erik Chelstad
Corey Molloy
Robert Glassman
Annie Graeter
John Vankat
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, September 14, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Slippery Slab Tower
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:6356 ft / 1937 m

Ascent Trip Report

APPROACH

Hike Trail No. 1061 1.6 miles to the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) junction at Hope Lake (4400 ft). Take the PCT south for 3.8 mi to Trap Pass at 5,800 ft. Follow the obvious climbers trail heading south along the east side of the ridge for 0.5 mi, then scramble uphill to the east base of the steep, rocky pinnacle of Slippery Slab Tower.

ASCENT ROUTE

Ascend an obvious gully 100 ft up and right to a spacious belay area in a clump of trees. Rope up here.

Climb a rock face directly upwards. After 40 ft of mixed 4th and 5th class, move to the left to easier climbing and continue for another 20 ft to a belay tree. Then climb a 10 ft face and scramble to the summit.

DESCENT ROUTE

Descend the climbing route and rappel from belay trees. Or do one double rope rappel straight down from upper belay tree.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Exposed Scramble, Rock Climb, Aid Climb
    Gear Used:
Rope, Ski Poles



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