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Ascent of Lizard Mountain on 2020-09-01

Climber: Michael Lewis

Others in Party:Josh Lewis
Date:Tuesday, September 1, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Lizard Mountain
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:7400 ft / 2255 m

Ascent Trip Report

Southbound Ptarmigan Traverse with Josh Lewis. Skirted around West side of Sentinel then scrambled up the ridge following the county line. Some class 3 higher on the ridge direct which can be avoided by heading West onto the face of talus and duff via benches. Views were obscured by storm clouds. No lizard on top but there was a goat. We followed him for our route down to White Rock Lakes via duff and more talus to avoid using the South Cascade Glacier.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Snow on Ground, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cold, Very Windy, Low Clouds
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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