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Ascent of Wonder Mountain on 2020-05-20

Climber: Brian Call

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Wonder Mountain
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:4848 ft / 1477 m

Ascent Trip Report

I traversed the South side of the ridge from Wonder Mountain West. It was certainly adventuresome, requiring significant route finding, steep side-hilling, climbing up and down loose gullies, and some sketchy scrambling on crumbly rock. I did not visit all of the high points on the ridge but bypassed most of them on the South side. I can’t really recommend the route if the East high point is your goal; probably better to climb more direct as others have reported. Wonder West is definitely worth a look, however, whether in the same day or as its own venture. I descended directly SW to intersect the abandoned road a little above the creek crossings. This was very steep and required crossing two stream gullies higher up.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Bushwhack, Stream Ford, Snow on Ground, Exposed Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy



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