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TangemanA dandy time  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2013

Tangeman

I use the term 'dandy' quite loosely, almost as loose as all the scree. But the views are fantastic. The ridge to No. Gardner was calling my name but not the names of anyone else in our party, so I guess I'll save that for another day.
Posted Jul 29, 2013 12:00 pm

Infected MushroomFun, beta-less attempt

Infected Mushroom

With no info or route beta, we headed up the biggest looking peak in the area. Ended up turning around at a nearby summit which had a summit register with only 2 entries, once in 38 and one in 46, cool! lots of bears in the valley too.
Posted Sep 18, 2011 9:28 pm

beaudaddy85Ouch  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2011

beaudaddy85

Hiked the long approach into Gardner Meadows. First backpack trip of the year. Jump off a log at about 7 miles in and stress fractured the outside of my right foot. Made it into camp. My two buddies were too tired for a summit the next day and we had to leave the next day. I got up real early, and with my fractured foot climbed up Gardner. Lot of pain, but the glissade ride back was great. Made it from summit to camp in under an hour. Got back just in time for breakfast. Don't underestimate this trip if you are not in good shape or if you plan on doing it without spending two nights.
Posted Jul 5, 2011 6:14 pm

belowfellowgreat traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2010

belowfellow

made the slog up Wolf Creek and climbed both Gardner and North Gardner (and the knob in between). exhausting day, but well worth it.
Posted Feb 16, 2011 8:35 pm

AntonyGorgeous Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2011

Antony

Saw a bunch of goats completing the traverse on a beautiful summer a day a few years back. Started the hike at the lake at the head of Wolf Creek.
Posted Jan 30, 2011 1:39 am

breauxtrahnWith N. Gardner  Sucess!

breauxtrahn

traversed down and around from North Gardner.
Posted Dec 8, 2010 10:37 pm

YEMShelokum Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2010

YEM

Glad to see this one on the board, it is a separate peak. I was dreading that fact from the summit of North Gardner. With the sun low in the sky, I was thankful to see the first trail since Cedar Creek connecting the two peaks. Lots of goat hair, but no visual. The new Mazama Store rounded out the trip in style, only 5 miles from the trail head.
Posted Aug 29, 2010 2:55 pm

ericwillhiteIn route to North Gardner  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2005

ericwillhite

Camped high on the mountain, just at tree line with a friend. We had a super campfire up there. Nice area.
Posted Jun 29, 2010 3:49 pm

DeanLaziness has a penalty
Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2004

Dean

Dennis and I went up to within 100 vertical feet of the summit of this one and we sat down and had a snack. He decided to go on up to Gardner's summit and I was more concerned with getting some pics of him while he was doing it. When he came back down we continued on and did the traverse over to No. Gardner, which was our main objective. I was doing county highpoints in those days and so my laziness in not doing those last 100 feet is now being regretted by myself. Oh well....
Posted Jun 29, 2010 9:12 am

gimpilatorWolf Creek Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2010

gimpilator

You know how you always forget at least one piece of gear? I forgot my sleeping bag. Two nights I slept wearing all my layers. Actually it wasn't that bad. Gardner and North Gardner were pretty good. My climbing partners good attitude and outlandish jokes made it a great trip.
Posted Jun 27, 2010 10:49 pm

RedwicTwo Top 100 Peaks, One Day!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2010

Redwic

Gimpilator and I summited North Gardner Mountain, and then planned to summit Gardner Mountain via the Gardner Traverse. That particular ridge was half-snow, half-scree, and looked more dangerous than it might be later during Summer. We opted to down-climb from the saddle near Point 8487, side-traverse along the southern slopes of Gardner Mountain at ~7400' elevation, and then ascend the middle southern gully of the peak to the eastern summit ridge and easily hike to the summit. The snow in the open areas (gullies/couloirs) really helped the ascent, and avalanche danger had already passed. However, the scree slopes definitely made our descent faster. We were glad to follow mostly snow going up, and mostly scree going down, for possibly the easiest traverse for the mountain. No scrambling was required for this ascent/descent route of Gardner Mountain, and no ice axe was needed either, as the snow was soft from sun exposure.
Posted Jun 27, 2010 10:32 pm

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