Mount Bole Comments
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|Very thorough page and fun to see that the traverse from Elephant is manageable. I'll have to try it next summer!|
|Posted Dec 10, 2012 9:33 am|
|Bob Sihler||Re: Great Page|
|It's a fun route!|
|Posted Dec 12, 2012 9:30 am|
|peakhugger||Info on Alternative Routes|
|From Divide Peak:|
I climbed Bole in 2010 from Divide Peak and can confirm that the traverse is just Class 2. There was one exposed area of Class 3 just west of Point 10201, but this could be avoided by downclimbing slightly to the south.
Palace Lake and Arden Lake:
Based on photos of the area and other reports I've read, there are no easy breaks in the cliffs near Twin Falls, but ice climbers have skied the Palace/Arden bowl by this route ()http://www.wacweb.org/Trips/TripReports/default.view?_mode=details&RowId=430. It is possible to ascend the Maid of the Mist Creek, at least on skis in winter. Bushwacking in summer may be excessive up this drainage. From there, one could potentially traverse over the west flank of Palace Butte to reach the Palace/Arden bowl and then ascend the East slopes of Bole, which appeared to be Class 2 by my assessment as well.
|Posted Dec 10, 2012 9:38 am|
|Bob Sihler||Re: Info on Alternative Routes|
|Thanks for the info! I'm going to incorporate this and information from another member into the page when I get a little time over the next couple of weeks.|
|Posted Dec 12, 2012 9:29 am|