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Ascent of Gunn Peak on 2018-10-13

Climber: Jeremy Fuerst

Date:Saturday, October 13, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Gunn Peak
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:6240 ft / 1901 m

Ascent Trip Report

Scramble w/Mountaineers.

1st 1/4-mile is a road to a very mild stream crossing (depending upon time of year it could get somewhat spicier).

After stream crossing another 1/2-mile before the fun begins. It gets Mailbox steep, occasionally steeper, with some routefinding and bushwhacking necessary.

Once out of the trees the route is fairly apparent until the base of the scramble. We scrambled up the boulder field toward the couloir about 100-200 vertical feet. Then up and to the right is the less-exposed option, which wraps around to a ledge on the north ridgeline. Several routes to the ledge present themselves as this route has seen some traffic.

The descent felt pretty brutal for several in our party; on my part my knees and quads felt pretty well worked by the time we reached the cars.

No snow today though we came prepared for it. It was an incredibly nice autumn day with views of Baker, Glacier, and Rainier, as well as up-close-and-personal views of Baring et al.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack, Stream Ford, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles



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