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Ascent of Ajax Peak on 2007-09-01

Climber: Ryder Irvine

Others in Party:Sharon
Date:Saturday, September 1, 2007
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Ajax Peak
    Location:USA-Idaho/Montana
    Elevation:10028 ft / 3056 m

Ascent Trip Report

Scramble to the end of the lake, a faint but lightly used trail. Scale loose boulders to the northwest of the lake, you can find a goat trail leading to the top of the ridge. From the ridge it is a scramble over large boulders and shale like rock to the peak. There is a register at the top. Register showed only a handful of climbers in the last 5 years. Saw a mountain goat at the top. Visibilty was ok, but fires in the Missoula area put smoke haze to the north.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1526 ft / 465 m
    Route:North Side of Lake, Up Bowl, S Ridge
    Trailhead:8502 ft / 2591 m
    Grade/Class:Class 2-3
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear



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