Ascent of Seven Fingered Jack on 2021-07-10

Climber: Reed Russell

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Saturday, July 10, 2021
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Seven Fingered Jack
    Elevation:9100 ft / 2773 m

Ascent Trip Report

Left TH 0310 (3400’)
Climbers Trail 0420 (4100’; 3.58m)
Leroy Creek Basin 0540 (6100’; 5.12m)
7FJ/Maude Split 0605 (6330’)
Summit 0840 (9100’; 6.5m)
Left Summit 1020
Basin 1225 (6100’; 8m)
Climbers Trail 1320 (4100’; 9.5m)
TH 1430 (3400’; 13m)

The drive to the TH is awful, something like 20 miles of narrow, gravel roads, so be prepared for that.

The 3.5m hike in to the climbers trail is extremely easy and fast, passes a few good camp sites once entering into the Glacier Peak Wilderness.

Climbers Trail was really worn in, steep initially but then mellows out eventually near the basin.

Exiting the established trail above the basin, there are many routes. I avoided the snow, stuck to the rock, but there are worn in climbers paths through the scree that sticks to dirt somewhat well that provides some decent footing. Kept gaining elevation and moving north. The true summit is hidden behind a finger that is a false summit until you pass by and are about 100’ shy.

Was going to tag Maude also but I was chased off the mountain by swarms of mutant horse flies
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:5600 ft / 1706 m
    Total Elevation Loss:5500 ft / 1676 m
    Grade/Class:Class 2
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Snow on Ground, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:5600 ft / 1706 m
    Distance:13 mi / 20.9 km
    Route:Leroy Basin
    Start Trailhead:Phelps Creek TH  3500 ft / 1066 m
    Time:5 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:5500 ft / 1676 m
    End Trailhead:3600 ft / 1097 m
    Time:4 Hours 10 Minutes

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