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Ascent of Wallaby Peak on 2017-10-28

Climber: Fred Newman

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Saturday, October 28, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Wallaby Peak
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:7995 ft / 2436 m

Ascent Trip Report

This is among the hardest 3000' feet I have ascended, real Type 2 fun. For some reason in the warmth and comfort of my living room I decided I didn't need flotation on this outing. Therefore I brought none and proceeded to flail through hip deep powder for 12 hours. The valley gets very little sun this time of year, so once the snow starts falling in autumn it is there to stay until next summer. Going was slow between the Hairpin and Kangaroo Pass. The ridge was slightly better, being less piled with deep snow, though there was postholing.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2900 ft / 883 m
    Route Conditions:
Snow on Ground
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2900 ft / 883 m
    Route:SW Ridge
    Start Trailhead:5095 ft / 1552 m
Descent Statistics



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