Ascent of Pica Peak on 2019-08-17
|Date:||Saturday, August 17, 2019|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||7565 ft / 2305 m|
Ascent Trip ReportClimbed with Nick and Swapnil (who both led, I just followed). This peak is more commonly known as "Poster Peak". We did a C2C trip in 10.5hrs. There was no snow on the approach. There was running water going up to the base. Simul-climbed most of it except for a few pitches where we felt a little sketched out. This was pitch 6 and pitch 9. Pitch 6 was the crux 5.6 crack climb. Pitch 9 was very airy and exposed. Route finding was not straightforward here. Had to go up, down a bit, traverse horizontally, and then back up. Going down was ok. Descending down the dirt gully wasn't as bad as I thought it'd be. The dirt and rock was soft and deep enough that you could basically plunge-step.
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| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Scramble, Exposed Scramble, Rock Climb|
| Gear Used:||Rope, Ski Poles|
| Route:||Blue's Buttress|
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