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Ascent of Pinnacle Mountain on 2017-08-18

Climber: Stefan Bobick

Date:Friday, August 18, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Pinnacle Mountain
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:8400 ft / 2560 m

Ascent Trip Report

Left camp at 7:09 and returned just about 6:15 or 6:20.

It took about 5:15 to summit. We enjoyed the dayin and out - now rush. 1:15 on the summit. The burnout devastation is pretty sobering through the valley (Snow Brushy Creek). The trail down from Saska Pass peters out at around 6500' and we just picked a way down. There was a bit of trail along Snow Brushy Creek but hard to follow so we just went up crosscountry pretty much all the way to Borealis Pass (we saw a few cairns in the upper meadow). We took the drainage up between the cliff bands. The terrain on climber's left is better (the way we came out)
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    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble



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