Route Climbed: South Slopes Date Climbed: September 25, 1983
This was a loop trip with the CMC. Starting at the lower Spruce Creek TH, we first followed the nice road and trail past the Mohawk Lakes and waterfall. The climb up the valley continued on tundra until we were due south of the summit. Climbing up the solid rock to the summit was a nice finish. Our descent took us down the northeast ridge to the saddle between Crystal and Peak 10, and then we dropped down to Upper Crystal Lake. From here we followed the 4WD road down the valley and back to our waiting cars.
Route Climbed: from Spruce Creek Date Climbed: September 11, 2004
I am surprised that more people haven't signed this summit log as it is quite a nice mountain. I wasn't having the best day hiking but I enjoyed the mountain anyway. Highly recommend the Spruce Creek approach. Beautiful fall hike.