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Ascent of Le Petit Cheval on 2020-10-03

Climber: Andrew Yi

Others in Party:Ryan Cairnes
Sean Babinec
Date:Saturday, October 3, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Le Petit Cheval
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:6480 ft / 1975 m

Ascent Trip Report

7p, 5.7 rock climb. Very nice quality rock with a short (1 hour) approach. Can't ask for much more than a short approach combined with a grade II/III climb. Climbed as a team of 3 with Sean and Ryan.

P1: 5.7. From the distinct u shaped snag, trend left up the hand crack. Belay from a tree before the roof.

P2: 5.5. Go around the roof to the right and up, belay from the tree. Unrope, bag the rope, and move the belay up a few hundred feet.

P3: 5.5. Gain the Ridge crest to the left ascend the twin crack system, and the up a short finger crack/Slab. Belay from tree.

P4: 5.6. step out left to a Slab, and then ascend the crack to the tree. Belay there.

P5: 5.5. Go up the blocky broken terrain. Belay from a tree once again (notice a theme)

P6: 5.6. Move up the wide 6 in crack to the left and then step right as soon as you can. Head up slabby and blocky terrain to the next belay, but this time from a gigantic block.

P7: 5.7. head up and left. Ascend the Goldie crack - a splitter vertical, slightly right trending hand crack requiring pure jamming technique. Belay from a tree above.

Unrope and then scramble up 2nd to 3rd class terrain for about 200 ft to the summit. There is a rappel anchor right at the summit from where you can drop into the gully to skiers right. walk down the loose gully to the base of the climb. Stay skiers right first in the gully and then left when it narrows.

All in all a very fun day with very nice rock.

Gear notes: brought cams from 0.1 to 3 and used them all at one point. Dmm wall nuts 1 to 6 and offset nuts.

Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble, Exposed Scramble, Rock Climb
    Gear Used:
Rope, Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Route:Spontaneity Arete
Descent Statistics



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