Ascent of Del Campo Peak on 2020-07-18
|Others in Party:||Sanket Patel|
|Date:||Saturday, July 18, 2020|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
|Peak:||Del Campo Peak|
| Elevation:||6610 ft / 2014 m|
Ascent Trip Report4 of us left Barlow pass at 7:30AM. The trail to Gothic basin was snow free till ~4700ft with continuous snow in the basin. Foggy lake was partially frozen. We made our away to the obvious steep snowfield on the SW ridge below Del Campo. At the base of the snowfield, we switched to ice axe/microspikes and made our way up to the base of the scramble.The snow field gets pretty steep towards the base of scramble but was soft enough to kick in steps. Note that the start of the scramble is to the climbers right of the summit and just to the left of an obvious gulley.
The scramble itself is mostly class 3 with some class 4 moves. Make your way to the obvious tree/brush from the base of the scramble. This section has a few class 3 moves. From the tree there is a faint bootpack most of the way till below the summit where there are a few class 4 moves. Follow the cairns/boot pack where possible. We reached the summit by 1:30PM.
The decent was a combination of face in/out and butt sliding. From the base of the scramble, we could glissade all the way down till the snowfield gets less steep and then walk down without any issues. The hike out was mostly uneventful (lot of overnight campers were coming up with some rather unprepared for the snow). We got out by 6:30PM.
|Summary Total Data|
| Route:||SW Ridge|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Exposed Scramble, Snow Climb|
| Gear Used:||Ice Axe, Crampons|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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