Black Peak Climber's Log
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|Rick Huff||Route Climbed: Northeast ridge Date Climbed: July 3, 2005|
|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|
|iluka||Route Climbed: South Ridge Date Climbed: September 25, 2004|
|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|
|wildstar||Route Climbed: South Ridge Date Climbed: May 2002|
|Enjoyable climb in a beautiful part of the cascades.|
|Posted Nov 7, 2004 10:00 pm|
|Martin Cash||Route Climbed: Northeast Ridge Date Climbed: Multiple|
|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|
|skook||Route Climbed: South Ridge Date Climbed: May 2002|
|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|
|Moni||Route Climbed: northeast ridge Date Climbed: OCt 15 1978|
|With Fred. Watched the face of Corteo collapse and send house sized boulders into the lake!|
|Posted Nov 15, 2003 8:26 am|
|jverschuyl||Route Climbed: South Ridge Date Climbed: August 24, 2000|
|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|
|Norman||Route Climbed: NE Ridge Date Climbed: 10-5-03|
|Challenging, committing, awesome.|
|Posted Oct 10, 2003 1:28 am|
|sprosseda||Route Climbed: South Route Date Climbed: July 15, 1998|
|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|
|zoroastr||Route Climbed: Northeast Ridge Date Climbed: September 6, 2003|
|Erick Johnson and I did the NE Ridge as a one-day climb since the weather was s'posed to get crappy on Sunday. Very pretty ridge! |
We left Seattle at 8:00 a.m. to allow Erick to sleep in a bit after a hard night's drinking. The last hour of the hike-out was on headlamp. Actual ridge took three hours, but we tried to stretch it out as long as possible owing to the sheer gorgeousness of the route.
other recent trips:
|Posted Sep 7, 2003 11:41 am|
|leejams||Route Climbed: South ridge Date Climbed: October 12-2002|
|Crystal clear skies and cool temp's. Fresh snow in the shade. Just a bit over 11 hours car to car. Saw no one untill coming back down and quite a few parties setting into camp for the night, only 1-2 parties heading to the summit for a 2 day.|
|Posted Oct 15, 2002 9:30 pm|
|RStokes||Route Climbed: South Ridge Date Climbed: September 9, 2002|
|12 hours car to car on a beautiful day in the North Cascades. We gained the Northeast Ridge before deciding conditions weren't favorable with some new snow and ice on the ridge. After downclimbing, we made our way by Wing Lake to the South Col to climb the South Ridge. Made it from the lake to the summit in just over an hour. Class 3 gullies and a couple of class 4 moves to reach the summit. Never saw anyone on the mountain or trail all day long. Wonderful scramblers peak.|
|Posted Sep 13, 2002 5:48 pm|
|scot'teryx||Route Climbed: South Ridge Date Climbed: September 9, 2002|
|Woke up at 330am, left the TH at 5am (got 15 minutes up the trail and I forgot my sunglasses)|
weather was iffy, and we did not see the top of black until later that day
Once at wing lake we headed for the NE ridge and walked the glacier and then 4th class rock to the ridge
The 1st part of the route was covered in snow and ice, and then the last mid 5th class pitches said they were on the north side, and that was 800 feet higher so we assumed it would be snow and ice covered as well. We took the option of backing off the route and climbing it next spring/summer.
Then we thought, hey, let's climb the south gully walk up route!
so we went back down to the lake, traversed over towards the route and up to the col.
From there it is simple class 2/3 up to the last move below the summit which is class 4 and kind of exposed.
The summit was gained and we hung out for half an hour as the clouds started to break up and reveal some summits close by like Goode, Buckner, Logan, Forbidden, etc.
The rest of the day was clear and blue skies. The way back was not fun, losing 500 feet, and then gaining 500 feet to heather pass.
Made it in 12 hours car to car after doing 1.5 routes on Black Mountain
|Posted Sep 11, 2002 2:19 pm|
|Fred Spicker||Route Climbed: NE Ridge Date Climbed: 15 Oct 1978|
|Climbed with Monica Spicker. Beautiful fall day - warm and nice just like summer.|
|Posted Jul 25, 2002 4:49 pm|
|EasyPeaks||Route Climbed: South Slope Date Climbed: September 1994|
|"The perfect alpine scrambler's peak" is right! I would give this mountain a tie with Mt. Daniel for best scramble in the Cascades! I climbed it with a partner in 94, as a very long day trip. I have always planned on going back to do it as a 2 day trip with a camp at Wing Lake.|
|Posted Apr 16, 2002 6:44 pm|