Ascent of The Brothers on 2018-07-08
|Others in Party:||Lindsay Wallis|
|Date:||Sunday, July 8, 2018|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Elevation:||6842 ft / 2085 m|
Ascent Trip ReportOne of the top five ascents I've had in my many years of peakbagging. We hiked in to the climber's camp Saturday afternoon, passed a leisurely evening, and rose at five to get underway. The going uphill was pretty steady through Hourglass Gully to the west saddle of the summit ridge, where we dropped packs and scrambled the remainder of the way. We chose to stay off of snowy slopes, at the cost of some mild additional rock exposure, but we found the rock to be high quality for scrambling and didn't have any issues. The descent was hard on my climbing partner in the upper section, and it took almost as long to drop back to our campsite as it had taken to get up. We got out quickly, however, negotiating the throngs around Lena Lake on our way back to the car.
Amazing views from the summit in literally every direction. One of the prettiest places the northwest has to offer.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||6882 ft / 2096 m|
| Extra Gain:||400 ft / 121 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||16.2 mi / 26.1 km|
| Route:||Climber's Trail/Hourglass Gully|
| Trailhead:||Lena Creek Trailhead 760 ft / 231 m|
| Quality:||9 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Exposed Scramble|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles, Tent Camp|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Calm, Clear|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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