Ascent of Peak 8206 on 2020-05-09
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
|Date:||Saturday, May 9, 2020|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||8206 ft / 2501 m|
Ascent Trip ReportPeak 8606: Class 4 with deadly exposure.
I started from Davis Creek and hiked across Little Valley then camped at Hobart Lake. In the morning I woke up, broke camp, then went straight up towards Peak 8206. I stayed on the forest road until the gate at the top of Ash Canyon road. I went straight towards the peak from there. The approach is steep and sandy. The summit block is mostly class 3 with a good bit of class 4. Deadly Exposure up top in all directions. I went up the West face, crawled ~15 feet through a tunnel to get to the East face, then climbed up from there. This summit is totally doable for someone without harnessed climbing skills, but one tiny little mistake will kill you. You definitely need some climbing skills, though. Peak 8606 is definitely top 3 most technical/dangerous mountains I've ever climbed.
|Summary Total Data|
| Grade/Class:||Class 4|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble, Exposed Scramble, Rock Climb|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Nights Spent:||1 nights away from roads|
| Route:||cross country|
| Start Trailhead:||Davis Creek |
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