Ascent of Reynolds Peak on 2017-06-09

Climber: Eric Gilbertson

Date:Friday, June 9, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Reynolds Peak
    Elevation:8512 ft / 2594 m

Ascent Trip Report

The roads have finally melted out to most of the trailheads, and with the school semester just finished we drove out to the cascades Thursday night to camp at the Reynolds Creek trailhead. The trail was overgrown but snowfree until around 5000ft, where we cut left to cross Reynolds Creek. Unfortunately we had to take our shoes off and wade through the frigid water, but it wasn’t too bad.

On the other side we bushwhacked up the valley, and soon reached an open meadow cleared of trees by avalanches. We scrambled up the snowfields and eventually reached the base of the Reynolds Peak summit pyramid. A short and fun class 3 section led to the airy summit.

We watched snow squalls passing through the valleys below, but luckily were spared. After a short break we descended back down, and reached the car in time for burgers in Winthrop.

Link to full trip report and pictures.
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