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Ascent of Snowfield Peak on 2015-06-07

Climber: Kristian Kalsing

Others in Party:Ida Vincent
Date:Sunday, June 7, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Carpool
Peak:Snowfield Peak
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:8347 ft / 2544 m

Ascent Trip Report

Mountaineers 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.
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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
Ascent Statistics
    Time:11 Hours 44 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    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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