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Ascent of White Chuck Mountain on 2017-07-30

Climber: Kyle Bretherton

Date:Sunday, July 30, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:White Chuck Mountain
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:6989 ft / 2130 m

Ascent Trip Report

One of Washington's most spectacular views! The trail starts right at the end of the road (go to Summitpost or another site for directions on the long dirt-road drive). The route starts on a trail that traverses a gentle ridge. Eventually, the trail drops right into a basin. From here, the route fades into a bootpath and begins up a prominent gully between the false and main summits. The route then cuts right and traverses back and forth up the southwest side of the mountain. Some routefinding skills are needed to follow the route. The scrambling is mostly easy but there is a fair amount of loose rock, some exposure in places and a couple tougher Class 3 downclimbing moves near the summit. The reward for reaching the top is a phenomenal. A who's who of Northwest Washington's most significant peaks! Overall a great day of climbing and definitely a summit to return to another time.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2069 ft / 630 m
    Round-Trip Distance:4 mi / 6.4 km
    Route:Standard Route (SW Side)
    Trailhead:End of NF2435  4920 ft / 1499 m
    Grade/Class:Class 3
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 30 Minutes



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