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Ascent of Vesper Peak on 2015-03-07

Climber: Bent Wiencke

Date:Saturday, March 7, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Vesper Peak
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:6214 ft / 1894 m

Ascent Trip Report

Vesper and Sperry combo: Access road 4065 to TH was clear of snow and ice. Wirtz basin was mainly snow free up to the point where the steep ascent to Headlee Pass begins. Snow was easy to walk on. Not slushy, nor icy. Ascent to Vesper summit was pleasant. We had June like temperatures. Descending Vesper we traversed the ridge line to the west ridge of Sperry and climbed it. Conditions were perfect for the traverse and climbing Sperry. Sperry had a couple of short sections that required caution. Overall a perfect day with pleasant temperatures. Total time from car to Vesper summit, to Sperry summit and back to car:9.5 hours.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Stream Ford, Snow on Ground, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons
Ascent Part of Trip: sperry peak (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Vesper Peak2015-03-07 
2Sperry Peak2015-03-07 



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