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Ascent of Cowlitz Rocks on 2017-12-09

Climber: Nataliya Semez

Date:Saturday, December 9, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Cowlitz Rocks
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:7450 ft / 2270 m

Ascent Trip Report

From climb leader:

The gate to Paradise opened just after 900am. We left Paradise at 1000am. Arrived at the summit at 130pm. Left the summit at 200pm, arrived back at Paradise at 345pm. The gate closes at 500pm, so we had plenty of time to leave.
The route is straightforward. We went to Cowlitz gap, then took the summer route up the ridge to Cowlitz rock. I don't recommend this in winter time, since it is steep. We used crampons or snowshoes to reach the summit. We went down a route further south.
Great views and a fun scramble. Highly recommended with good weather. There is some avalanche terrain so use caution.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2400 ft / 731 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Rope, Ski Poles, Snowshoes
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2400 ft / 731 m
    Start Trailhead:5050 ft / 1539 m
Descent Statistics



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