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griftgilbertTurquoise Lake Peak Traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 26, 2015


On Saturday Sept 26th, I included Daughter of the sun of a traverse of all 5 peaks directly surrounding Turquoise Lake. I hiked in Friday the night before and set up base camp at Lace Lake. The next morning I was on the trail by 7:30 am, and went up the ramp to the West ridge of the mountain. I encountered low class 5 on the way up and down, but didn't take enough time to scout out easier options as I know there were. I summited within 2.5 hours, and continued down the ridge to Peak 8644, before hitting Mount Shoemaker, Panoramic Peak and then Point Saint Charles. It took less than 12 hours from camp to camp, and I got into some big down climbs that I would've liked to avoid, but the views were absolutely spectacular all around. Will definitely have to be done again!
Posted Sep 28, 2015 4:58 pm

MTfred19SE ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2010


I came in from the east and it was a lot of fun with only a small amount of bushwacking and not that much vertical. Had a close call with lightning when I was up there! The rocks were crackling and my hair was trying to stand on end! The dogs had fun, too, although they could not make it to the very top.
Posted Aug 16, 2012 11:24 am

MoniWest Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2012


With Fred. Weather was stellar. The camp site at Lagoon Lake was one of the prettiest I have had. However, besides the grand views and the cool name, this peak has little to recommend it climbing wise. Still glad I did it, however.
Posted Aug 4, 2012 10:32 pm

Fred SpickerWest Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2012

Fred Spicker

With Moni on a beautiful day. What a grunt though. Not one of the more pleasant route I have ever done...
Posted Aug 4, 2012 7:00 pm

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