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Ascent of Windfall Peak on 2014-09-15

Climber: David Carmody

Date:Monday, September 15, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Windfall Peak
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:5982 ft / 1823 m

Ascent Trip Report

I got an early start in order to enjoy the morning light on Lillian Ridge and took the high route over Moose to Low Pass and then down and up to Lake Lillian. From the tarn I scrambled NW up scree to the 6360' saddle between the 6400' contours and then walked some ups and downs out to Windfall. I returned to Obstruction Point on the same route with the usual minor variations. Passed a bear and cub in the lovely meadows below Lake Lillian.

On the walk back it occurred to me that over several trips I've walked the entire ridge from Slab Camp to Windfall Peak: Deer Ridge/Grand Ridge/Lillian Ridge/the high route to Grand Pass Peak (6701), SW on the ridge to 6728 south of McCartney and over McCartney out to Windfall. I hope I'm not compulsive enough to finish it by connecting Windfall Peak to the Elwha.

Photos of Windfall Peak Trip
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4400 ft / 1340 m
    Total Elevation Loss:4400 ft / 1340 m
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2200 ft / 670 m
    Loss on way in:2200 ft / 670 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2200 ft / 670 m
    Gain on way out:2200 ft / 670 m
    End Trailhead:5982 ft / 1823 m



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