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mrolphRoute Climbed: Traverse from Koip Date Climbed: July 27, 2003  Sucess!

mrolph

A worthwhile sidetrip from Koip. The airplane wreckage in the saddle was fascinating. There is a summit register stuffed in a small padded glass jar and wedged in the rocks. Apparently the register is difficult to find, it only contained a dozen or so entries in the last 3 years.
Posted Aug 4, 2003 7:46 pm

Joe HanssenRoute Climbed: Traverse from Koip Date Climbed: July 14 '02  Sucess!

Joe Hanssen

The traverse from Koip is pretty fun, takes about 20 minutes. There are fascinating artifacts on the Koip/Kuna saddle if you make it there. Solo
Posted Jul 29, 2002 6:41 pm

mpbroRoute Climbed: West slopes Date Climbed: August, 1998

mpbro

I got kind of lost one time and ended up climbing quite a way up the nasty west talus slopes of Kuna Peak, probably to the 11500-12000' range...with an overfull pack. Didn't go to the summit, though.
Posted Oct 3, 2001 3:15 pm

Bob BurdRoute Climbed: Traverse from Koip Peak Date Climbed: Oct 9, 1998  Sucess!

Bob Burd

After climbing Koip Peak, I had to climb the higher Kuna Peak to the west. Hard to tell where the high point is though, and no summit register. Trip report
Posted Oct 2, 2001 11:47 pm

gordonyeRoute Climbed: West side from Helen Lake Date Climbed: October 2000

gordonye

This was after the first light snow of the season, and no one was in sight for the entire two days we were there. Views of Lyell and Ritter groups were magnificent; unlike in southern Sierra where high peaks are massed together, here the broad intervening spaces lend a feeling of vastness and regal presence to the high ranges.



We ascended from Helen Lake on the west side of Kuna Peak, first overcoming about 2000 feet of steep talus made of sharp metamorphic rocks. On top of the NW ridge of Kuna the thin rock flakes all stick up like a field of knives. The steep 100 foot cleft on the west side of summit plateau was the crux, especially with some snow cover. My partner Vladimir Ulyashin made it to the summit.
Posted Oct 2, 2001 10:47 pm

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