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Ascent of Diamond Peak on 2005-08-14

Climber: John Naleway

Others in Party:PAtrick J. Naleway
Date:Sunday, August 14, 2005
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Diamond Peak
    Location:USA-Oregon
    Elevation:8744 ft / 2665 m

Ascent Trip Report

We started on the Pacific Crest Trail, that skirts near the SW corner of Summit Lake. The route up to the South Ridge off of the PCT was not very well marked. Once on top, the trail is fairly easy to the false summit and summit. We left the PCT and used a route maked by a cairn going up but found a better route coming down that is about 50 feet past the hairpin "lookout" on the PCT. That trail was marked by red tape flags, and appeared to be the best route up to the ridge. Beware. There are lots of rock cairns all over, but some of them are not the best route.



One other note - we found a very nice campground on the west shore of Summit Lake. Drive past all of the campers and keep going until you find an empty spot. Free camping and no wilderness charge. But bring a pen and piece of paper, as the wilderness permit stand was out of tags, so we had to make our own.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:5744 ft / 1751 m
    Route Conditions:
Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:5744 ft / 1751 m
    Route:South Ridge
    Trailhead:Summit Lake  3000 ft / 914 m
Descent Statistics



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