Ascent of Cardinal Peak on 2017-08-19

Climber: Stefan Bobick

Date:Saturday, August 19, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Cardinal Peak
    Elevation:8590 ft / 2618 m

Ascent Trip Report

After climbing Saska in the morning we packed up camp (below Emerald, 6900') and headed for the meadows below Cardinal's standard route. We dropped overnight gear behind a log, hung a food bag, and started up crosscountry. From here to summit: 2:45. The choss was hideous, but we managed. We took some time sniffing out the class 2-3 route, but it was not too bad. We enjoyed the summit for over an hour and headed down. Got to our packs in under 2 hours and opted to hike part way out. We passed the meadows camp, the junction with the Pyramid Mountain trail and dropped down to the stream where we found a single camp site there and crashed for the night.

Next day we got up at 6 am, had a nice breakfast, broke camp and headed out at 7:40. Got to the car at 10:30
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles

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