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Ascent of Ingalls Peak on 2016-05-30

Climber: Bent Wiencke

Date:Monday, May 30, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Ingalls Peak
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:7662 ft / 2335 m

Ascent Trip Report

As of May 30, 2016 the road to the TH has numerous washouts and is closed 4 miles before the TH. However, with our Subaru Outback we were able to drive to the TH except for the last 150 yard. Numerous other high clearance vehicles were parked here when we arrived. The approach from Ingalls Pass is completely snow covered and allowed for an easy straight shot to the base of the climb. Snow is still reaching the base of the climbing route. A little ledge at the base of the climb provided just enough room to drop our packs and get prepared for the climb. The climbing route is free of snow and the anchors (slings and bolts at end of second pitch) are in good conditions. The summit can be reached without stepping on snow. Remember, when rappelling a 70 m rope is just shy of reaching the bottom of the 2nd and 1st.

We were very surprised that we didn’t run into any other climbers on this gorgeous day. We (husband and wife team) couldn’t have asked for better conditions.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Stream Ford, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Rock Climb, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Rope, Ski Poles



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