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East Slopes

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Object Title: East Slopes

Route Type: A good scramble in summer, great snow climb/skin i

Time Required: Half a day

Difficulty: 2nd class

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Page By: alpinerockfiend

Created/Edited: Sep 6, 2005 / Sep 7, 2005

Object ID: 166648

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Approach


Leave the Goodwin Lake TH and follow an excellent trail up the south ridge of the Sheep Creek drainage. After approx. 3.5 miles, one arrives at Goodwin Lake. Continue along the main Goodwin Lake trail. After the trail passes the lake, it ascends slightly and makes a turn to the south. Follow it, climbing up and out of the trees. Once you leave the trees, look to your right and see the broad East Slopes of Jackson Peak. Continue along the trail to a small "pass", really the head of the Sheep Creek drainage, marked by a straight stick next to the trail. This is about 1.5 miles from Goodwin Lake.

FOR WINTER APPROACH INFO, PLEASE SEE THE MAIN PAGE.


Route Description


From the "pass", leave the trail and head directly up the face, which is a pleasant (if steep) walk. Once the summit ridge is encountered, turn north and arrive at the summit shortly. Descend via the same route.

Essential Gear


An axe may be necessary in the firmest of conditions, but 99% of the time, poles will suffice for snow-based ascents.

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