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Ascent of Black Peak on 2020-08-09

Climber: Andrew Yi

Others in Party:Ryan Cairnes -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Date:Sunday, August 9, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Black Peak
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:8970 ft / 2734 m

Ascent Trip Report

Simul climbed the northeast ridge. Led simul blocks 1 and 3, while my partner led the middle simul climbing block. Amazing overnight trip, with a bivy at wing lake after a late start Saturday. Super fun route. Rock quality is definitely nowhere near as bad as people make it out to be. It's a bit chossy for the initial part of the Ridge but the Rock quality is good for the majority of the route. Low 5th class climbing on mostly solid rock and incredible exposure and views.

Crampons were useful in the morning as the snow was frozen over.

Gear notes: a single rack up to BD 2 and lots of double length slings
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Exposed Scramble, Rock Climb
    Gear Used:
Crampons, Rope, Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Route:Northeast Ridge
Descent Statistics



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