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Ascent of Mount Stuart on 2016-08-06

Climber: Lou Hibbard

Date:Saturday, August 6, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Stuart
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:9415 ft / 2869 m

Ascent Trip Report

Climbed with Adam Palmer via the Fifty Classic North Ridge with Gendarme. Very cool, classic, climb. Hiked in and traversed the glacier and bivied at 8200 feet. Glacier was no fall zone (didn't rope up). Approach gully loose and junky. Beautiful bivy site.
Next day did Fifty Classic climb. Cool ridge climbing. Gendarme a little more technically difficult but not bad. Got partway down descent and slept in forest at 1 AM.
All around one of coolest climbs have done in a while. Went as lightweight as possible.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:6375 ft / 1942 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1300 ft / 396 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Rock Climb, Glacier Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Rope, Bivouac
    Nights Spent:2 nights away from roads
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Great weather
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:5075 ft / 1546 m
    Route:North Ridge via Stuart Glacier and Gendarme
    Start Trailhead:Teanaway River Trailhead  4340 ft / 1322 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1300 ft / 396 m
    Gain on way out:1300 ft / 396 m
    Route:Cascadian Coulier



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