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Ascent to Snoqualmie Mountain-West Ridge on 2001-04-21

Climber: Greg Slayden

Others in Party:Glenn Morrison
Shawn P.
Date:Saturday, April 21, 2001
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Point Reached:Snoqualmie Mountain - West Ridge
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:5010 ft / 1527 m
    Remaining Elevation:1268 ft / 386 m (40% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

For this trip, Glenn had his Telemark skis, Shawn has snowshoes and a snowboard, and I had AT gear. We skinned/snowshoed up the general route of the Snow Lake Trail to the col just above the lake, and then turned right and started skiing along the ridge leading east to Snoqualmie Mountain. However, it was not long until we found huge cliffy gaps in the ridge. We had to turn back since there was simply too much exposed sheer rock for us to contunue, and there were no easy ways around. This is not a good ski route on Snoqualmie.

On the way down Shawn accidentaly let go of his snowboard while putting it on, and it took off down the north side of the ridge. Glenn and I skied down to look for it, with Shawn following, and we found it down in the trees. We then hiked back up to the ridge and skied/shredded back to the car, most of it a long traverse on the Snow Lake Trail.

This was the second failed ski attempt on Snoqualmie for Glenn and me.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2310 ft / 704 m
    Elevation Loss:2310 ft / 704 m
    Grade/Class:1
    Route Conditions:
Bushwhack, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Skis, Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:1910 ft / 583 m
    Route:Snow Lake-W Ridge
    Trailhead:Alpental PL  3100 ft / 944 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:2310 ft / 704 m
    Extra Gain:400 ft / 121 m
    Trailhead:Alpental PL  3100 ft / 944 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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