Ascent of Eldorado Peak on 2017-05-29

Climber: Dhruv Garg

Date:Monday, May 29, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Carpool
Peak:Eldorado Peak
    Elevation:8868 ft / 2702 m

Ascent Trip Report

The weather over the long Memorial Day weekend was perfect to do a climb. We decided to explore the Eastern Cascades now that they were accessible. Starting on Sunday, we got to high camp (7500') in 7 hours. The boulder field is a bit sketchy when snow covered since you never know when you might just punch through and crack the family jewels (ouch!). The snow level starts around midway through the boulder field.

The next morning, we set off a little before 5 and made it to the summit by 6.30. We didn't feel a need to rope up but cramponed up for the ascent. There's a nice boottrack all the way to the summit which made things easier. Moreover, during the entire trip, we didn't encounter any open crevasses.

On the way down, some sweet glissades made it quick work to get to the boulder field and after punching though here and there a few times, we were back at the TH a little before noon.

Key Stats -
TH (2150') to Camp (7500') - 7.00 hrs
Camp to Summit - 1.40 hrs
Summit to Camp - 0.50 hrs
Camp to TH - 2.40 hrs

Note: The GPS contains tracks for our jaunt up pt. 7733 when at camp. A little sketchy but fun.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:6718 ft / 2047 m
    Round-Trip Distance:9 mi / 14.5 km
    Route:East Ridge
    Trailhead:2150 ft / 655 m
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Stream Ford, Snow Climb, Glacier Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Rope, Tent Camp
    Weather:Hot, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time:8 Hours 40 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:3 Hours 30 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Dhruv Garg
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