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tcingrumJim  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2016


Up the trail to Lanham lake and then straight up onto the ridge. Not bad for brush, very direct.
Posted Jul 18, 2016 9:58 am

kevinsaNorth Spur  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2016


Really surprised this is not a more popular scramble - we were the first party to sign the register in two years. We were really lollygagging on the way up (giving the clouds time to burn off), and it was still only 2.5 hours car to summit. The most annoying part of the scramble was the jack-strawed blowdowns between 4600' and 4800' - otherwise, very pleasant and straightforward.
Posted Jul 16, 2016 8:15 pm

jacobsmithJim Hill in Winter  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 17, 2011


Climbed before the major snowpack hit, so some areas of the ridge were still bare. crampons made parts of the ridge much less scary.
Posted Sep 16, 2012 12:37 pm

RedwicGreat Peak! Bad Summit Ridge Conditions!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 12, 2012


We had a mixture of rock and (melting) snow on the summit ridge scramble. The knife-edge snowlines made us nearly rethink our chances of a successful summit. However, Josh Lewis persevered on the summit ridge and we all worked together well to make certain everyone summited as safe as possible... which did not seem very safe in retrospect (or in real time). The reality was that if any of us had been there solo with those conditions, each one of us would have turned around. It all worked out.

The Henry Creek approach, albeit longer than the Lanham Lake approach, was great. Far less avalanche danger and a more gradual ascent. All of the potential brush, slide alder, etc. were still covered-over. Awesome glissades on the descent! This was my 99th USA P2K.
Posted May 12, 2012 10:29 pm

gimpilatorGnarly Summit Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 12, 2012


The summit ridge was dangerous with steep exposed snow. I wouldn't have made it up without Josh Lewis leading.
Posted May 12, 2012 7:57 pm

BKWFrom Henry Creek  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 29, 2012


Climbed with the Mountaineers. Slushy snow, poor weather, and cornices encouraged us to reassign the summit to the east prominence of the summit ridge. It was fun despite the element's lack of buy-in.
Posted May 4, 2012 9:44 pm

RAdamsLanham Lake route  Sucess!


Went along with a couple of hunters. We had a nice day climbing. No Bambi in sight.
Posted Nov 29, 2009 2:01 am

DundeelTo Hill and Back  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2008


Lanham Lake and North Spur route. The brush is thick on the steep climb from Lanham to the 5,500 ft saddle. Around 5,800 ft the vegetation opens up on the east side of the ridge crest and it becomes a nice walk. Rock scramble was not bad.
Posted Aug 24, 2008 1:06 pm

ericnoelHenry Creek  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 25, 2008


Nice hike on a partly cloudy day. The upper snow slopes were quite pleasant but the sidehilling through the forest and slide alder was not so great. We went to the false summit, dropped down and then up to the correct spot.
Posted May 26, 2008 10:35 am

Andy DeweyRoute: Lanham Creek  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 16, 2008

Andy Dewey

Cloudy day, no visibility. Summit scramble was a bit exposed due to steep snow. Tried to traverse to Arrowhead but gave up halfway and exited via Henry Creek.
Posted Mar 17, 2008 12:10 am

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