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Ascent of Dudley Spire on 2013-10-13

Climber: Franklin Bradshaw

Date:Sunday, October 13, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Dudley Spire
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:7492 ft / 2283 m

Ascent Trip Report

Full on larch brilliance!
hike to Horseshoe Lake. Snow started spotty at Stuart Lake swamp near horseshoe. Then full 1/3 way up Horseshoe trail.
12" to postholing around south side of Horseshoe Lake and up South ridge to west of Dudley. Then up west face. Cl2 with a few touches of 3 near summit. Final 15' cl3.
Plunge step down in soft snow -watch for postholing in boulder fields.
Perfect timing for Golden Larch.

1h35m to Stuart Lake
~1h30m (?) to Horseshoe Lake
2h to Dudley summit
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Scramble
Ascent Statistics
    Route:via Horseshoe lake/ South Face
    Start Trailhead:Stuart Lake TH  
Descent Statistics



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