Ascent of Traverse Lake East Peak on 2014-10-02

Climber: Paul McClellan

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Thursday, October 2, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Traverse Lake East Peak
    Elevation:8949 ft / 2727 m

Ascent Trip Report

Started from the West Eagle Meadow CG and hiked the West Eagle Trail #1934 past Echo Lake to Traverse Lake. From here I left the trail and hiked around the northern shore of the lake and climbed talus to the base of a north-facing, steep, and snow-covered rock/scree slope leading up to the west ridge of Traverse Lake East Peak. Followed the west ridge up on the south side and traversed south of rock pinnacles higher to reach the double summit pinnacles. My GPS gave identical elevation readings for both summits, but the eastern most summit seemed higher. Descended the same route. It was a beautiful day in the southern Wallowas.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3489 ft / 1063 m
    Round-Trip Distance:15.6 mi / 25.1 km
    Route:West Eagle Trail/West Ridge
    Trailhead:West Eagle TH  5460 ft / 1664 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Snow on Ground, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Paul McClellan
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