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Brian JenkinsSouth Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2006

Brian Jenkins

Hiked up Saturday to find Blondie, Radek and Shirley's dog at a campsite on Wing Lake. I knew then that they must have climbed that day already. Saw them along with Radek's brother and Haydar descending shortly after. Met Tazz and her friends Dicey and Mark(?) as well.

Stove had issues that night so dinner for Anette and I was cold chicken from a can and tepid Spanish rice. Mmm mmmm good! Annie's knee bothered her on Sunday so I started out solo at 7 am. The route is straightforward if you stick to the ridge and don't go left into the looser gully from the saddle. The last 15 feet or so are 4th or low 5th class but not super exposed. Amazing views of glaciers and peaks. Was back down at camp before 10:30 and the long hike out.

Oh yeah, did I mention we got off trail on the right side of Lewis Lake and bushwhacked into not one, not two but 5 black bears? (2 moms and 3 cubs) Had to yell at the last two so they weren't surprised by us. Oh yes, the blueberries aren't just for climbers anymore.
Posted Aug 23, 2006 5:57 am

hkutukBlack Peak, NE Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2006


Climbed with Shirley, Radek and his brother Tom as a day trip. Somehow I thought the cimbing was on good rock along a knife edge but was quite surprised to find out that the ridge was very loose and ledgy instead. Great views despite the haze from wildfires. The highlight of the trip (besides the spontaneous SP get together) was the mermaid at Lewis Lake!
Posted Aug 22, 2006 10:34 pm

diceysouth ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2006
Nice to meet all the SP folks at wing lake in the evening hours. Hope your hike out wasn't too bad!
Posted Aug 22, 2006 6:30 am

rpcSP Get Together  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2006


NE Ridge car to car. Chosspile (esp. lower 1/2) but easy climbing and GREAT views! Shirley, Haydar, and my little brother (1st alpine outing) did this as two teams of two. On way down, ran into SP-ers Brian Jenkins and Anette as well as Tazz, Dicey and a gentleman whose name I unfortunately don't recall (my apologies!)! Nice meeting everyone and twas nice to shoot the breeze. Now need to come back for the South Face route...yeah, I'm there!

PS Oh yeah, my brother and Haydar saw a mermaid at one of the lower lakes ;)
Posted Aug 21, 2006 4:27 pm

jtschanzRe: SP Get Together


Car to car? Was there some other objective planned for Sunday? :)
Posted Aug 21, 2006 4:54 pm

rpcRe: SP Get Together


thought about d-town slabbing on Sun. but in the end were too lazy to wake up :)
Posted Aug 21, 2006 5:12 pm

Stehekin CountrySouth Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2006

Stehekin Country

Hot day but very clear. Excellent view from the top. Wing Lake was half frozen which made for a shockingly cold swim after the summit.
Posted Jul 31, 2006 5:40 am

jordansahlsSouth Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2006


Great views, was an ok scramble, nothing spectacular.
Posted Jul 20, 2006 1:19 am

bacrossmanSouth Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2006


Great views from the summit.
Posted Jul 20, 2006 12:36 am

setrentRoute Climbed: NE Ridge Date Climbed: 04 October, 2004  Sucess!
A great moderate route. Some loose rock lower down, but awesome position high. Highly recommended.
Posted Dec 22, 2005 9:30 pm

renRoute Climbed: south ridge Date Climbed: 7/17/04  Sucess!


Lewis and Wing lakes are beautiful and the views from the summit are incredible.
Posted Nov 6, 2005 10:05 am

Rick HuffRoute Climbed: Northeast ridge Date Climbed: July 3, 2005  Sucess!

Rick Huff

Didn't climb in Fred Beckey time, but had a great day with my friend Rod Xuereb. A lot of loose rock, but fun route with awesome views.
Posted Jul 5, 2005 1:01 pm

ilukaRoute Climbed: South Ridge Date Climbed: September 25, 2004  Sucess!


The talus field on the way to Wing Lake was a bit of a slog but the views from the summit made it well worth it. The ridge from the saddle to the summit presents litte in the way of route finding difficulty except for one Class 3-4 move right near the top. There is a lot of loose stuff on the ridge, however, so having a helmet along and staying tight together is a good idea.
Posted May 15, 2005 1:03 am

wildstarRoute Climbed: South Ridge Date Climbed: May 2002  Sucess!


Enjoyable climb in a beautiful part of the cascades.
Posted Nov 7, 2004 10:00 pm

Martin CashRoute Climbed: Northeast Ridge Date Climbed: Multiple  Sucess!

Martin Cash

8/23/03 - In 2 days with Kevin Klim. Belayed the center section. Trip Report Here.

8/21/04 - Simulclimed this nice ridge in 9.75 hours car to car with 3 others. This was a simulclimbing skills seminar that I helped teach. Had a great time. We were really lucky with the weather. It started sprinkling at the base of the ridge, then cleared off for an hour. When we reached the summit, it downpoured on us. Rained most of the way back. I was really happy we got the climb in. One of my favorite easy routes ever.
Posted Aug 23, 2004 10:40 am

skookRoute Climbed: South Ridge Date Climbed: May 2002  Sucess!


Awesome campsite at the lake. Made it harder to leave. The climbe is a fun scramble on a big mountain.
Posted Apr 12, 2004 9:55 pm

MoniRoute Climbed: northeast ridge Date Climbed: OCt 15 1978  Sucess!


With Fred. Watched the face of Corteo collapse and send house sized boulders into the lake!
Posted Nov 15, 2003 8:26 am

jverschuylRoute Climbed: South Ridge Date Climbed: August 24, 2000  Sucess!


Beautiful mountain! Great views looking west towards the Ptarmigan traverse and Glacier peak. Wing lake was still ~2/3 frozen over. The rock in the gully is loose and crumbly, near the summit the quality improves.
Posted Oct 24, 2003 10:10 am

NormanRoute Climbed: NE Ridge Date Climbed: 10-5-03  Sucess!


Challenging, committing, awesome.
Posted Oct 10, 2003 1:28 am

sprossedaRoute Climbed: South Route Date Climbed: July 15, 1998  Sucess!


Spectacular views from this crumbly mountain! Summit ridge is sharp and thin. Climbed a couple of pitches to the summit instead of the standard finish. One of my favorite mountains for views, ruggedness, colors, lakes, height, and day-hikeability.
Posted Sep 10, 2003 11:02 am

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