Ascent of Big Craggy Peak on 2020-05-27
|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 ReportDid 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|
| Time:||3 Hours 30 Minutes|
| Time:||3 Hours |
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