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Ascent of Governors Ridge on 2014-10-12

Climber: Ken Russell

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, October 12, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Governors Ridge
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:6600 ft / 2011 m

Ascent Trip Report

I came over the saddle between Governors and Barrier. I dropped down about 20 or 30 feet on the other side and then took a way trail north that led to the cliff bottom on the east side. Crossed over the first tongue of talus which was very loose. Might be worth going below it. Took the gully that has brown/orange deposits, partway up and then traversed over to the next gully. Exited to the right near the top and followed easy slopes to the summit rocks. The right side of the summit has a Class 3 step but I had to climb the south side which was more like Class 4.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3270 ft / 995 m
    Extra Gain:200 ft / 60 m
    Round-Trip Distance:10 mi / 16.1 km
    Route:Owyhigh Lakes and Governor/Barrier saddle
    Trailhead:Sunrise Rd  3730 ft / 1136 m
    Grade/Class:Class 3
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Drizzle, Cool, Breezy, Low Clouds



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