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Ascent of Double Peak on 2017-08-03

Climber: John Dunlap

Date:Thursday, August 3, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Double Peak
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:6199 ft / 1889 m

Ascent Trip Report

The hike up the forested slopes of Double up to the ridge above the basins is very difficult. Lots of blow down trees, thick brush, and devil's club made worse by cliffs and often un-crossable stream gullies. Once up to the forested ridge there is a decent hiker/elk trail that loops left to the talus bowl at the base of the peak. Easiest way up the talus to the peak is to stay left and follow the stable dirt & greenery all the way to ascend the left side of the gully left of the peak. Most of this route is stable while the direct path up the talus, while very do-able, takes more effort. The actual scramble at the top is easy. Going down the forested slopes is as bad or worse than going up. We did this on a hot day in August, but all thought that it might be easier with snow covering as much as possible of the forested slopes.
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