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derekpercDOL and WCP9  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2016


I had been wanting to climb this peak for a while just because of its outrageous white appearance when viewed from the surrounding area. There was no snow in the path below the summit, but traces revealed that it had just finished melting away. It was 4 hours car to summit of WCP-9, then on to DO Lee.
Posted Jul 28, 2016 3:29 pm

jafriesenGreat day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2015


Josh and I climbed up via Slate Creek and the WCP9-D. O. Lee saddle. We wanted to reach WCP9 also, but were forced down by some mean looking clouds. We saw several bighorn sheep, and one Pika. Besides the dark clouds, the weather was great. Excellent views due to the lack of forest fires thus far.

We had quite a time finding the trail along Slate Creek. It is tough to locate, but a pretty solid trail once you find it. Car to car was just under 10 hours.
Posted Jul 13, 2015 1:31 am

mjholmesLoved It!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2012


Thoroughly enjoyed ascending the north ridge. Mostly class 2 with a short section of scrambling near the top. Snow nearly gone from the saddle.
Posted Aug 8, 2012 7:06 pm

idpeakgirlNorth Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2012


What a treat to return to this basin after many years; finally got to stroll along this dreamy ridgeline and float up the short scramble to the summit. A blue bird day despite the 2300 acre fire burning 36 air miles NW at Cape Horn (Halstead fire). Last night at Sapphire's camp was really smokey, but by this morning winds had moved the smoke out to yield a virtually clear day.
Posted Aug 7, 2012 8:45 pm

Kyle509Back for more  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2011


No snow this time, easy scramble up.
Posted Apr 24, 2012 5:26 pm

Kyle509From Ocaulkens  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2010


There was snow at the top of the short scramble section near the top. Had to stay higher above the cornice, which was slightly more challenging, but very do-able. Heard the cornice crashing down while heading to WCP9, which made me thankful I stayed higher. Very cool peak.
Posted Apr 24, 2012 5:26 pm

mansfieosweet  Sucess!


Climbed on a 5 day circuit of the northern whiteclouds
Posted Dec 19, 2010 4:57 am

mkpatrickGood Times  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2010


Really fun, combined with WCP-10. Sapphire lake made for a beautiful basecamp. Enjoyed the fishing after the climb.
Posted Sep 10, 2010 10:54 pm

ALM4400Fun summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2009
The basin below makes for a perfect base camp for several surrounding peaks. This being the most dramatic from below. Easy hike with just a little hand to rock near the top.
Posted Dec 8, 2009 1:56 am

sprossedaWest ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2009


From bighorn basin found goat path over to west ridge. Went around some minor cliffs, then 1,000 feet straight up west ridge. Magnificent views. Was also very windy. Came down easy north ridge and went up easy WCP-9. Then down the super fast scree slide back to the basin. Very beautiful mountain shining like a white crystal in the sky.
Posted Aug 26, 2009 12:18 pm

boisedocNorth Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2009


I agree that this is basically a class 2 hike (at least in August when there is no snow near the summit). Great views all around
Posted Aug 19, 2009 1:00 am

Scrambling ManTriple Peak Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2009

Scrambling Man

Climbed Lee after WC-9. Not much class 3 on the route, I never even had to put my trekking poles away. After Lee we headed over to climb 11,272 (which was a really fun scramble). Base camped at Sapphire lake.
Posted Aug 6, 2009 4:52 pm

MoniNorth Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2009


With Fred. Came up the west buttress on 9 to the bottom of the rock outcrop, then across to the notch between Lee and 9. No snow.
Posted Aug 3, 2009 9:27 am

Fred SpickerNorth Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2009

Fred Spicker

With Moni with an approach from the Ocalkens Lake side. No snow at the top of the ridge, just Class 3 rock.
Posted Aug 2, 2009 6:13 pm

SawtoothSeanSouth Ridge Rugged  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2008


Started from 4th of July TH, then over to Antz Basin and up the prominent south ridge. From the top of that I had to downclimb and make a tricky traverse over broken and steep rock past a vertical tower (west side), then up to the true summit. Deciding to avoid that difficult traverse, I went down a steep slope into the hidden valley SW of the peak. I saw a mountain goat here and he didn't bother even looking at me. Luckily I found the 1 non technical slot that got me to the valley floor on that side. I then followed that drainage to the Warm Springs trail and back over to 4th of July TH. 12 hour day.
Posted Jul 15, 2008 1:57 am

Super DaveNorth Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2007

Super Dave

This my favorite peak in the White Clouds and I'd wanted to climb it since the first time I saw it. My ninth and final summit of a 4 day backpacking trip, climbed the north ridge from WCP-9. Here’s a write up and some photos.
Posted Aug 13, 2007 5:26 pm

punk_rocker333Route Climbed: North Ridge Date Climbed: July 2004  Sucess!


Fun scramble. Not class three until the last bit before the top.
Posted Nov 30, 2005 7:18 pm

IdahoSummitsRoute Climbed: North Ridge Date Climbed: 8/27/2005  Sucess!


Was here with Kevin (maintainer of this peak) about a month ago and ascended the peak on rock this time.
Posted Aug 31, 2005 9:56 am

kdonaldsonRoute Climbed: North Ridge Date Climbed: July 9, 2005  Sucess!


Combined this with a summit of WCP-9 to the North. Did WCP-9 first and then down to the saddle and up the north ridge. The snow climb at the top is a fun little rush to finish off this peak.
Posted Aug 6, 2005 7:20 pm

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