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Ascent to Craggy Peak-South pinnacle in 1982-06

Climber: Bob Bolton

Others in Party:Duane Gilliland
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:June, 1982
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Point Reached:Craggy Peak - South pinnacle
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:5720 ft / 1743 m
    Remaining Elevation:10 ft / 3 m (100% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

Some years ago Paul Klenke distributed a trip report in which he asked if previous climbers had carried an extra pair of underwear due to the exposure on Craggy Peak. This got me to wondering if Duane and I had actually summitted way back in 1982, so I decided to go back up and see if I could remember. This we did on October 13, 2018. But when I got to the south summit and surveyed the situation, I honestly couldn't remember if we had climbed the summit pinnacle or not 36 years before. I distinctly remember sitting on the south summit, and some of the climbing route seemed vaguely familiar, but I just couldn't say for sure. This time we came prepared just in case, so we went over to the middle pinnacle and easily attained the summit without rope or belays. This was somewhat disappointing after bringing all the gear, so we decided to rappel just for fun and to feel better about hauling the gear. Craggy seemed easier to me than Dewey Peak that we climbed several weeks before. Yes there were some awkward moves, but overall it was nothing out of the ordinary for scramble summits. Because I couldn't remember whether we had summitted in 1982 or not, I decided to change this ascent to an attempt, which changes my completion date for the Skamania County P1Ks to 10/13/2018.

Paul Klenke, this photo is for you! Thanks for raising my doubts -- the return trip was a very enjoyable day with great friends, beautiful weather, and a fun ascent and descent.

Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack



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