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Ascent of Old Guard Peak on 2020-08-31

Climber: Michael Lewis

Others in Party:Josh Lewis
Date:Monday, August 31, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Old Guard Peak
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:8240 ft / 2511 m

Ascent Trip Report

South bound Ptarmigan Traverse with Josh Lewis from LaConte Col. Easy class 2/3 up the NW face with one short but sketchy ball-bearing ledge at the start after a dirty gully. Tried to get Sentinel afterwards but conditions were too wet and loose. Wonderful view. Definitely coming back if I can.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Glacier Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Rope, Tent Camp
    Weather:Cool, Windy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Part of Trip: Ptarmigan Traverse (5 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Peak 70042020-08-31 a 
2Old Guard Peak2020-08-31 b 
3(Attempt) Sentinel Peak2020-09-01 c 
4Lizard Mountain2020-09-01 d 



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