Ascent of West Craggy on 2022-06-26

Climber: Reed Russell

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Sunday, June 26, 2022
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:West Craggy
    Elevation:8366 ft / 2549 m

Ascent Trip Report

After a biffed attempt of the Chelan Slam, due to thousands and thousands of blowdowns along the trail (I bailed 3 miles in, realizing it was hopeless, and should have listened to the trail register warnings from previous climbers), I decided to drive to Winthrop, have dinner, and bivy at the Copper Glance TH. Fortunately, the debris along the road had been cleared, saving about 2.8 m in added distance from when I was here earlier in the year.

Lot of mosquitos up to the tarn. I did not ascend the magic ramp, but instead kept climbers right and went up some fun(ish) class 4 stuff, then reconnected with a climbers path the make the summit. On the descent I glissaded down to meet the magic ramp and took this, then plunge ran past the tarn which was a hyper ice blue with the melt in late afternoon.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4541 ft / 1384 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Ski Poles
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:4541 ft / 1384 m
    Distance:9 mi / 14.5 km
    Route:South Ridge
    Start Trailhead:Copper Glance TH  3825 ft / 1165 m
    Time:5 Hours 4 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:2 Hours 35 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Reed Russell
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