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Ascent of Three Way Peak on 2019-08-12

Climber: Paul Kallmann

Date:Monday, August 12, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Three Way Peak
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:6796 ft / 2071 m

Ascent Trip Report

We had a group of 9 Mountaineers. We started at Chinook Pass and took the PCT past Sheep Lake and up to Sourdough Gap. We continued on the PCT directly under Three Way Peak. About a 1/4 mile past the peak is the low point of the ridge and we ascended up the hill to that low point. Going up, we took a gully up the right side to the low point, but we had to scramble around a large rock outcropping using veggie belays on the north side of the ridge. Some our group was able to go around the left side of the rock. We then scrambled a fairly steep chute but once past the chute, it was a pretty easy ascent to the top. The top has a little exposure, but nothing too crazy. The summit itself is small, but right below the summit there was a small opening where we could enjoy our lunch. We came down the same way except that we were able to find a gully prior to the one we came up so on hindsight, we could have come up the left side of the ridge and avoided the rock outcropping. Then it was an easy hike back to Chinook Pass. A couple of us decided to ascend Yakima Peak that afternoon and that trip report and GPS track is on listed on this website as well under 8/12/19.
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Approach from PCT (2019-08-12). Photo by Paul Kallmann.
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Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1940 ft / 591 m
    Extra Gain:224 ft / 68 m
    Round-Trip Distance:8.2 mi / 13.1 km
    Route:PCT
    Trailhead:Chinook Pass  5304 ft / 1616 m
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack, Exposed Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Time:0 Days 3 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:0 Days 3 Hours 0 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Paul Kallmann
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