Ascent of Snowfield Peak on 2015-06-07
|Others in Party:||Ida Vincent|
|Date:||Sunday, June 7, 2015|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Carpool|
| Elevation:||8347 ft / 2544 m|
Ascent Trip ReportMountaineers group of 6.
TH to camp: 7:37
Camp to summit: 4.37
Summit to camp: 2:50
Camp to TH: 4:20
Camped on the east ridge of Colonial at 5970 ft. Very pleasant camp site with 4-5 existing stone sheltered tent sites. This time of year there was even a little lake as water source.
The ascent of the glaciers were straightforward. We had previously heard of several parties having trouble with route finding on the summit block. We managed to find a quick and relatively simple route to the top. Join the west ridge of the summit block at it's first dry area. Follow the climbers trail until about 8,100 feet. Drop into the gully on climbers left which has an obvious notch at the top of the gully. Scramble the gully all the way to the top. Do not leave the gully. Go through the notch and down climb a couple of class 4 moves. Then from there, there is a class 3 scramble to the summit which can also easily be down climbed.
Final class 3 scramble to the summit after passing through the notch at the top of the gully (2015-06-07). Photo by Kristian Kalsing.
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|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||7148 ft / 2178 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||18.4 mi / 29.6 km|
| Route:||Neve Glacier|
| Trailhead:||1199 ft / 365 m|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack, Scramble, Snow Climb, Glacier Climb|
| Gear Used:||Ice Axe, Rope, Tent Camp|
| Weather:||Hot, Breezy, Clear|
| Time:||11 Hours 44 Minutes|
| Time:||7 Hours 10 Minutes|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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Peaks: climbed and unclimbed by Kristian Kalsing
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