Ascent of Mount McLoughlin on 2019-08-01

Climber: Nancy Lloyd

Date:Thursday, August 1, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount McLoughlin
    Elevation:9495 ft / 2894 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was an official Mazamas climb. We were a party of eight, with me as Assistant Leader. Camped at Lake of the Woods. The approach trail was in good shape and no obstacles. The ridge route was completely snow-free with a few large patches below the ridge on the north side. There is sort of a main path between/over/around the boulders, but it meanders. Just follow the path of least resistance and try to stay mostly on the south (left) side on the way up. Lots of fun boulder scrambling more so the higher you get. I strongly recommend helmets. Excellent views from the top. There are two summits, the second appears to be maybe a couple of feet higher. Descend via the ridge and stay off the tempting scree field on the right.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Tent Camp

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