Ascent of Robinson Mountain on 2021-10-03

Climber: Ryan Cairnes

Date:Sunday, October 3, 2021
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Robinson Mountain
    Elevation:8726 ft / 2659 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was Diane’s first scramble. We were able to just barely squeeze our three person tent into the spot at the tarn. The afternoon sun sets early there and had an early night because of the low temp (in the 30s). We ascended lookers left (not the track attached) from the tarn. We found solid rock directly right of the gully. We were forced into the gully proper towards the top. It was filled with lose scree and boulders and was about 50 degrees steep. Diane almost let lose a boulder and I decided not to descend because of her experience and the objective risk. Once on the ridge the route finding was dead simple. The crux is obvious and is true third class on great rock. It’s in a no fall zone though, hence trip reports about taking gear. We took the other route on the descent (looped clockwise on the ridge). The route finding on that side of the ridge (lookers right from the tarn) was harder than the other side. You could easily get yourself into exposed fourth and fifth. We bypassed most of that by staying on the ridge proper. The scramble from the ridge is also about 50 degrees at the col. A lot of the scree washed off there and is left with bulletproof dirt/rock. We took it slow at the top and stayed near the rock wall. Once below that the angle mellows out, and there’s much more scree, so you can surf your way down to the tarn.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
Headlamp, Tent Camp
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Ryan Cairnes
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