Ascent of Big Craggy Peak on 2020-07-05

Climber: Kyle Bretherton

Date:Sunday, July 5, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Big Craggy Peak
    Elevation:8470 ft / 2581 m

Ascent Trip Report

We climbed Big and West Craggy from Copper Glance Trail. We left the trail around 5900 ft and climbed straight up the hill to the SE Ridge (although you could follow the ridge straight up from the trail at 5700ft). Then, we largely followed the ridge up to the summit. Around 7600 ft, the ridge turns from open forest and meadows to scree. Above this there is some very loose rock, and party-induced rockfall is a big concern. Near the top, we stayed to the left side of the ridge. We could not find any sort of summit register on either of the two highpoints of the summit. The descent down the west ridge was straightforward.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4650 ft / 1417 m
    Total Elevation Loss:870 ft / 265 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.7 mi / 6 km
    Grade/Class:Class 3
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:4650 ft / 1417 m
    Distance:3.2 mi / 5.2 km
    Route:SE Ridge
    Start Trailhead:Copper Glance TH  3820 ft / 1164 m
    Time:3 Hours 20 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:870 ft / 265 m
    Distance:0.5 mi / 0.8 km
    Route:W Ridge
    End Trailhead:Big/West Craggy col  7600 ft / 2316 m
    Time:0 Hours 20 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Craggies

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Big Craggy Peak2020-07-054650 ft / 1417 m
2West Craggy2020-07-051066 ft / 325 m
Total Trip Gain: 5716 ft / 1742 m    Total Trip Loss: 5736 ft / 1748 m

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