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Ascent of Dirtyface Peak on 2009-06-14

Climber: Eric Noel

Others in Party:Ken Jones
Chuck Powrie
Date:Sunday, June 14, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Dirtyface Peak
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:6240 ft / 1901 m

Ascent Trip Report

See summitpost for Klenke's route description. Although we added a variation using an unmapped road to get us to Klenke's upper road. See aerials for the low down. The overgrown road looks at several points like the brush is gonna swallow you but it always immediately opens back up again. Never really brushy. Forest is moderately steep but with no real brush so not bad and no cliffs or other issues. Then open easy scrambling up top. This is probably the easiest way though not particularly aesthetic.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:3830 ft / 1166 m
    Extra Gain:100 ft / 30 m
    Distance:11 mi / 17.7 km
    Route:Klenke with Switchbacks
    Trailhead:Big Meadow Creek Road  2610 ft / 795 m
    Grade/Class:Class 3
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country, Bushwhack, Snow on Ground, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Buggy



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