Ascent of Beehive Peak on 2016-09-03

Climber: John Bardsley

Date:Saturday, September 3, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Beehive Peak
    Elevation:10720 ft / 3267 m

Ascent Trip Report

I banged this out while my wife was running the Rut. From the top of Beehive Basin, I followed the obvious chute climbers left of the vertical (5th class) southeast face. The chute is class 3, but very loose, which made for a slow, nerve-wracking descent. Once at the saddle, there's a chimney directly on climber's right. I started up it, but soon reached a 5th class spot and so turned around and instead dropped down the other side of the saddle, where class 3 terrain soon opens up on the right, heading up to the west ridge. Near the west ridge, bear east toward the summit. The final 50 feet to the summit are in the low class 4 range, but the rock is solid and the moves are easy; I found the descent of the chute to be sketchier. Fun day, and less than 5 hours car to car.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Scramble, Exposed Scramble

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