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Ascent of Blackcap Mountain on 2019-06-23

Climber: Ryan Stoddard

Date:Sunday, June 23, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Blackcap Mountain
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:8397 ft / 2559 m

Ascent Trip Report

*Please Read Route Notes before following track*

Part of Shellrock Slam, where Damon and I climbed 6 Bulger peaks (+ Dot) in a quickie weekend trip

See photos and TR in strava:

https://www.strava.com/activities/2476809453

Route Notes:
Lots of off-trail travel. Our route finding was pretty good but here are some notes:
1. Our biggest issue was in the basin just N of Butte Pass (connecting Dot Lakes to butte pass), The traverse looked tedious, so we descended pretty far but ended up running into some brush and having to re-climb a lot of elevation. I think other trips had a better/faster route thru here (Jake Robinson, Eric Gilbertson), see their TRs

2. To get out to Lost, we did a low traverse thru burned forest, tree-ed meadows and talus slopes. This went pretty fast for us. Others have taken a high traverse (basically climbing Pass Butte), I think our route is faster but can't say for sure since haven't done the other route

3. On Blackcap, the NE ridge is the route. On ascent we got a lil off and found some class 4 which isn't necessary

4. For Carru - Lago Connection, we found a class 3 ledge that saved about ~200' of descent. To avoid scrambling descend 200 more feet
Summary Total Data
Ascent Part of Trip: Shellrock Slam

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Osceola Peak2019-06-22 a 
2Mount Carru2019-06-22 b 
3Mount Lago2019-06-22 c 
4Dot Mountain2019-06-22 d 
5Ptarmigan Peak2019-06-22 e 
6Lost Peak2019-06-23 a 
7Blackcap Mountain2019-06-23 b 
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Ryan Stoddard
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