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Ascent of Magpie Peak on 2020-08-22

Climber: Alex Mccready

Date:Saturday, August 22, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Magpie Peak
    Location:USA-Alaska
    Elevation:5812 ft / 1771 m

Ascent Trip Report

Head up crow pass trail and finish the switch backs. After the trail levels out a bit and you start hitting scree cut off trail and cross river. Side hill over left to the next prominent valley and head up screeslope. This drops you at a pocket glacier. Cross glacier and find a prominent gully that leads up to the right of the peak. Gully is full of loose rock with solid bits underneath. Might want a rope for parts on the descent. Top out the gully with a crux at the top. Turn left and follow the crumbly ridge to the summit. Took a group of four 10 hours total.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Rope



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