Ascent of Copper Peak on 2019-08-01
|Date:||Thursday, August 1, 2019|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||8964 ft / 2732 m|
Ascent Trip ReportWe used the Copper Basin approach to reach the glacier and stayed climber's right on the class 2 granite adjacent to the glacier up to the east face. Glacier is looking a bit unstable, a thin snow bridge crosses the bergshrund and there are several thin snow bridges crossing tunnels carved by meltwater, particularly near the edges. The east face is class 3 mostly, maybe some class 4 and a bit of exposure towards the top. Like Fernow the rock is fairly loose in places and we placed a couple cams on one particularly exposed move but other than that we didn't feel the need to use any technical gear or rappel. Getting to the glacier is a bit bushwhacky but that can be minimized by sticking to the south when traversing and ascending the burned part of the forest.
|Summary Total Data|
| Quality:||4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Scramble, Exposed Scramble|
| Gear Used:||Headlamp, Bivouac|
| Weather:||Drizzle, Hot, Breezy, Clear|
Clear until the morning, when some storm clouds rolled in over Lake Chelan. This time of year sees a
| Route:||East Face|
| Start Trailhead:||~3300 8964 ft / 2732 m|
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