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Four-Peak Enchantments Slam

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Object Title: Four-Peak Enchantments Slam

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Created/Edited: Jun 14, 2011 / Jun 14, 2011

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DAY ONE (Saturday, June 11, 2011)

On Saturday, June 11, 2011, Gimpilator Adam, Josh, and I embarked on what would become a two-day, four-peak trek in the Enchantments range of Washington.

On the first day, we summited Colchuck Peak. Then we traversed up the southwest couloir of Dragontail Peak to what ended up being the crux of the entire trip. Atop the couloir, at a saddle next to a point called Pandora's Box, we determined a possible downclimb route. Without the use of ropes, harnesses, or crampons, we slowly and carefully downclimbed to the more gentle-sloped south basin of Dragontail Peak. We estimated the angle of the snow crux section to be 70-75 degrees, possibly slightly more at its worst points. We summited Dragontail Peak that afternoon, and then setup a snow-camp in the Enchantment Lakes basin near Aasgard Pass during the early evening.

The first day had ~7000' of cumulative elevation gain.
 
Stream Crossing
 
 
Dragontail and Colchuck
 


 
Ascending Colchuck Glacier...
 
 
Ascending Colchuck Peak...
 


 
Dragontail From Colchuck
 
 
Atop Colchuck Peak
 


 
Beginning Dragontail Trek...
 
 
Ascending SW Couloir
 


 
Stuart and Sherpa
 
 
Josh Descends The Snow Crux
 


 
Dragontail - South Basin
 
 
Enchantment Lakes Basin
 


Atop Dragontail Peak
 

DAY TWO (Sunday, June 12, 2011)

On the second day, I woke up early to enjoy the sunrise and scout the surrounding areas while Adam and Josh slept-in. Collectively wanting to summit multiple peaks, we discussed several options for the day before deciding on the one plan with the best chance of success. We first summited Little Annapurna, then crossed the Enchantment Lakes basin until near Prusik Pass, and then followed the east ridge of Enchantment Peak to reach the summit of that mountain.

We returned to our campsite in the afternoon, tore-down the camp and packed our supplies, and then reached the car within 3-1/2 hours from the campsite.

The second day had ~3500' of cumulative elevation gain, making the total for the two days ~10,500' of cumulative elevation gain.
 
Enchantments Camp
 
 
McClellan and Little Annapurna
 


 
Enchantment Lakes Basin
 
 
Approaching Little Annapurna
 


 
Atop Little Annapurna
 
 
Prusik Pass
 


 
Approaching Enchantment Peak
 
 
Enchantment Peak - SW Contours
 


 
Enchantment Peak - NE Summit
 
 
Atop Enchantment Peak
 


 
Me, Atop Enchantment Peak
 
 
Shield Lake
 


 
Enchantments From Enchantment
 
 
Josh Descends Enchantment Peak
 


Final Group Photo In The Enchantments
 

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