Ascent of Storm King on 2017-08-06

Climber: Dan Lauren

Date:Sunday, August 6, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Storm King
    Elevation:8520 ft / 2596 m

Ascent Trip Report

6 hours from 5 mile camp to summit. I thought a pleasant climb: fairly steep approach through burned forest, traverse over scree, rock, snow, steep snowfield to summit col. We left our rope in camp by mistake, but didn't need it. Traverse is fine, just exposed, good foot steps at small overhang crux move, final summit pitch is blocky and solid, able to climb up and down just fine unroped. Great views. Used Sean Albert's GPS track.
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View of the famous ledge, crux is actually just around the corner, this view is on the return/descent back to the notch. Crux isn't that bad, need to duck down and step down, I brushed out the gravel from the step for solid footing, did not use a rope (2017-08-06). Photo by Dan Lauren.
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