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Ascent of Pica Peak on 2019-08-17

Climber: Julia Syi

Date:Saturday, August 17, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Pica Peak
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:7565 ft / 2305 m

Ascent Trip Report

Climbed 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.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Scramble, Exposed Scramble, Rock Climb
    Gear Used:
Rope, Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Route:Blue's Buttress
Descent Statistics



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