Overview In this picture you have the main summits of Ambush with M Butress on the right. The Golden Dihedral is in the center and a good 5.10 are on the smaller but steeper center butress Climbed three routes on Ambush this week. The Becky Route, Ambush Plaisar, and M-Butress Tripple Direct. It is a huge peak with an 1800 foot east face and several buttresses. It has very good rock and I believe the face was first ascended by Fred Becky. It is the beautiful setting of the East Fork Valley and contains other peaks like Mid Summer Dome, Raid, Pyramid, and Gieke. there is a sweet bivy cave at the base where we stashed our gear as we camped a mile or two away. The mospuitoes were horrible but with the setting, fishing, camping booze, lamas, and good company who was noticing.
There14 miles in The hike is fourteen miles in from Big Sandy Opening. You gain about 1500ft but it is somewhat undulating. You cross at least 4 creeks and go by countless lakes and meadows. Kind of like heaven on earth. Take as long or as short as you want.
Red Tape Mosquitoes Oh yeah but we hardly noticed, but take lots of deet(98.11% or higher) Don't get lost, but if you do climb something, fish, and have fun.
Camping Sweet camping is everywhere, choose a good spot. You may want to lay in your spot pryor to setting up your tent to make sure you like it. If you then like the spot set up your tent and stake it down, it may be windy or it could rain as you are at 10,500 feet of elivation.
External LinksI would personally take sausage links. They tend to last longer if it is warm as compared to sirloin but you can take both if you make it to the snow. In the picture there is a climber at the top of the wall on the route to the left of the Golden Dihedral.
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