Ascent of Big Craggy Peak on 2020-05-27

Climber: Anthony Bailles

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Big Craggy Peak
    Elevation:8470 ft / 2581 m

Ascent Trip Report

Did big craggy solo, planned on hitting west craggy too but since my body decided to sleep until 10am I opted out, and only did big craggy. I tracked 7.4 miles rt and 4,626 gain. The route up big craggy didn't have any snow worth mentioning. I did it in runners and poles, never used my spikes. The whole thing is a POS choss fest, so really just pick your poison once you get to 7800'. The traverse to west craggy however still had considerable snow, I imagine in another week or 2 the traverse will be pretty melted out.

*in an alpine start you may want spikes as there was some low angle snow on the ridge. Just mushy when I was there.

*pro tip since it is such a long drive for most people. Drive like 1/2 mile past the trailhead, if that, to a large clearing and there is a massive dispersed spot for camping and you can watch the sunset on the route of big craggy.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Time:3 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:3 Hours 

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