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Ascent of Upper Gargoyle on 2020-06-28

Climber: Brian Call

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, June 28, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Upper Gargoyle
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:6440 ft / 1962 m

Ascent Trip Report

Climbed from camp at the upper Charlia Lake. It was pretty simple to traverse the loose rock slopes above the lower lake to the broad pass between Boulder Ridge and Ridge of Gargoyles. After crossing to the North side of the pass, I traversed one steep snowfield and climbed the steep, broken rock gulley on the NW side of the peak, then scrambled to the summit. The guide book describes climbing this from the Upper Big Quilcene side, but as long as you have the time to take the good trails to Charlia Lakes, this is a much easier approach.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Exposed Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Partly Cloudy



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