Ascent of West Craggy on 2017-07-12
|Date:||Wednesday, July 12, 2017|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||8366 ft / 2549 m|
Ascent Trip ReportWent with Dan, Gary, Bryce and his son Kyle. First day hiked into 6580 and camped near small tarn. Got up early to avoid the heat and headed into the upper basin to the northwest. Passed another tarn that is still partially covered in ice. Went to the head of the basin at the west end on snow as far as we could and then scrambled up a class 3 rock gully heading NW. We avoided the obvious scree filled gully to the NE. From their up obvious gully to ridge and then summit.
For Big Craggy we descended to the top of the gully and started making our way east to saddle by dropping below the ridgeline to the south and scrambling around many rock outcroppings. This was tedious. Reached saddle at approx. 7600 feet and found a boot path through scree up the ridge. Followed that and scrambled to summit.
There was no register to be found. While Bryce was looking for it he found a small glass powdered milk bottle with a rusted cap. Inside was check from Farmers State Bank in Winthrop, Wa. In the Pay to the order of column was written in pencil "I choose to name this mt. Chewauk Peak" Its dated July 18, 1924 which predates the first summit in the Becky guide. It is signed by Julius C. Ra_ri--. We cant make out the rest. On the back is another name and summit date: Geo E. Stoltz, Spirit Lake, Idaho Sunday June 7, 1925.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||4556 ft / 1388 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||766 ft / 233 m|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Bushwhack, Scramble|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Weather:||Hot, Calm, Clear|
| Gain on way in:||4556 ft / 1388 m|
| Route:||Trail to 6200 ft then offtrail to camp at tarn at|
| Start Trailhead:||Copper Glance Tailhead 3810 ft / 1161 m|
| Loss on way out:||766 ft / 233 m|
| Route:||Ridge Scramble to Big Craggy|
| End Trailhead:||Saddle in route to Big Craggy 7600 ft / 2316 m|
|Ascent Part of Trip: The Craggies|
Complete Trip Sequence:
Total Trip Gain: 4556 ft / 1389 m Total Trip Loss: 766 ft / 233 m
|1||West Craggy||2017-07-12 a||4556 ft / 1389 m|
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