Ascent of Wahpenayo Peak on 2015-07-12

Climber: Sonja Serwold

Date:Sunday, July 12, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Wahpenayo Peak
    Elevation:6231 ft / 1899 m

Ascent Trip Report

Left Longmire up Eagle Creek trailhead. Left the trail at 5000 ft switchback onto climbers trail. Traverse on climber's trail and heather meadow to Chutla-Wahpenayo saddle. Descend slightly onto the other side. Traverse along the ridge line and then short scramble up to false summimt. Ridge walk then some scrambling on the south side to reach the true summit. Partially downclimb the summit scramble then continue to descend and traverse more heather meadow. Cross back over the ridge to descend scree and talus aiming for a large boulder and a tarn. After the tarn, begin to ascend to Cliff Lake. Cross the east side of the lake on a talus field then straight up the opposite side in another heather slope to reach the climbers trail just below the summit of Denman. Follow climbers trail to summit. Downclimb the first little bit of trail then traverse to the east until you again reach the climbers trail. Follow to the summit of Plummer. Descend to Pinnacle Saddle. Pinnacle Peak trail to reflection lakes, then Wonderland to Longmire.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Ski Poles

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