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Brian JenkinsOne outta two  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2013

Brian Jenkins

Started off the climb with Karl, Steve and Steve's two sons. After getting up the climber's path to the snow fields/glacier under Watson, 3 turned back with equipment issues. Karl and I continued up the snow in the col between the west and middle summits into a moat to the ridge. Then we found a back way (some exposed 3rd class)to get to the summit. After getting back down to where we left our packs below the snow finger in the col, we headed off to do Bacon. Took a lot longer to find our way over 4th class veggie belays (4 of my most unfavorite words) to a camp above the valley to Bacon but storms blew in overnight and we bugged out after lightning and thunder came in. Recommend the bacon cheeseburger and Seasonal Red Ale at the Birdview Brewery on your way out of this area. :-)
Posted Aug 11, 2013 3:11 pm

ScrambledLeggsWell Met  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2013

ScrambledLeggs

A fantastic outing and introduction to the North Cascades proper. Thank you, fjes6!
Posted Jun 18, 2013 2:59 pm

fjes6Perfect  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2011

fjes6

Ascended via the normal route with Gimpilator under perfect conditions. A great trip!
Went back on 7-11-12 with friends and got the East Summit along with the West in an effort to make sure we had the correct peak. The West Peak is a funner climb on the smooth E Face, the scramble up the ridge to the East Peak is also pleasant.
Posted Jul 31, 2011 11:39 am

gimpilatorWatson And Anderson  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2011

gimpilator

Joe (fjes6) and I climbed Watson and then I went onto solo Anderson Butte. I was the first person to sign the register since 2008.
Posted Jul 29, 2011 11:50 am

osatrikAnderson Watson Duo  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 14, 1994

osatrik

Since I'm an Anderson, and my grandparents are Watsons, a climb of both in this area was a natural! My daughter and I spent the night alone at one of the more remote Anderson Lakes, before doing the Watson climb.
Posted Aug 25, 2006 6:17 am

Bob BoltonRoute Climbed: Anderson Lakes - East Ridge Date Climbed: August 1982  Sucess!

Bob Bolton

Duane and I did this one as part of a family backpack trip to Anderson Lakes. The party included our wives, Duane's two boys, and my daughter and son. The kids ranged in age from 3 to 6. They all carried small packs, but of course neither they nor their mothers accompanied us on Mt. Watson. This climb marked the beginning of a long and still continuing series of mountaineering adventures for Duane and me.
Posted Dec 3, 2005 12:32 am

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