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Ascent of Big Snagtooth on 2022-06-27

Climber: Reed Russell

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Monday, June 27, 2022
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Big Snagtooth
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:8330 ft / 2538 m

Ascent Trip Report

No trail, as expected, however some areas where you could tell there was some pretty good climber traffic. Was charged at by a black bear, I may have stumbled by its den, it backed off pretty quick, though. Basin still covered in snow, punched through in areas but was very happy to have it on the ascent up to gain the ridge, that looks like it would be pretty miserable without it. Climbed up the rappel route, which is climbers left when approaching the summit block, I thought it may have been to the right and tried ascending a dumb overhang thing. The slab problem was manageable with rock shoes, first move on the rock is a tricky one, as from the base it feels like theres some good holds to the left, but better footing to the right, at least I felt. Good slings for rappels, didn't need to set my own in, and the second one is definitely in an awkward area but a fun one nonetheless.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4371 ft / 1332 m
    Total Elevation Loss:323 ft / 98 m
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Bushwhack, Stream Ford, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Rock Climb, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Rope, Ski Poles
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:4371 ft / 1332 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 4048 ft / 1233 m; Extra: 323 ft / 98m
    Loss on way in:323 ft / 98 m
    Distance:7 mi / 11.2 km
    Route:SW Ridge
    Start Trailhead:HWY 20  4282 ft / 1305 m
Descent Statistics



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