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kevinsaNorth Gardner  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2010


Came in via Cedar Creek - fairly straightforward scramble.
Posted Sep 15, 2012 8:07 pm

belowfellowgreat traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2010


made the slog up Wolf Creek and summited both Gardner and N Gardner (and the hump between them) all in the same day.
Posted Feb 16, 2011 8:43 pm

AntonyTraverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2008


Completed the Gardner traverse starting from the lake at the head of Wolf Creek @ 6970.
Posted Jan 30, 2011 1:36 am

breauxtrahnmet Brett and JB  Sucess!


Made it up to the 8400' saddle a few years previous and hiking buddy didn't want to go on. This time I claimed both Gardners like I knew I would. Met Brett and JB and climbed with them when they caught up with me at the basin in the morning.
Posted Dec 8, 2010 10:35 pm

YEMShelokum Lake   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2010


I started with a trail head bivy at Cedar Creek, bushwhacked to the lake and finished the day with two summits. I used a rocky gully above the lake to avoid some of the scree. I hit camp just before I needed a lamp. It was about 3 and a half hours back to the car the next morning. Safe to say, it was much shorter than the Wolf Creek route and the basin around the lake was gorgeous.
Posted Aug 29, 2010 2:19 pm

RedwicA Great Weekend For Two Top 100 Peaks!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2010


Gimpilator and I summited North Gardner Mountain, and then Gardner Mountain during the same outing. We briefly attempted the semi-popular "Gardner Traverse" connecting the two peaks, but the mixture of bad snow conditions and loose scree caused some concern. Instead, we descended from the saddle to ~7400' elevation, side-traversed east along Gardner Mountain's south slopes, and ascended via a central gully. It was a great weekend, with great views and a great mountaineering partner. With extra hiking included, we did nearly 30 miles of hiking with over 9000' of vertical gain in less than two days. For me, it was Washington County Highpoint #21 (out of 39).
Posted Jun 28, 2010 12:48 am

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


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 10:02 pm

KrylonNorth Gardner  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 15, 2010


Route under deep snow, but was melting out fast, which resulted in a lot of post-holing on the way down.
Posted Jun 23, 2010 6:56 pm

DundeelWolf Creek Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2009


Camped at South Fork trail junction. That made summit day about 14 miles RT with over 4,000 ft of gain. Weather excellent. WA Cohp 33/39. WA P3k 14/52.
Posted Sep 15, 2009 7:55 pm

ericwillhiteGardner Meadows  Sucess!


A fun climb, we camped just below treeline above the meadows to avoid bugs.
Posted Sep 3, 2009 3:40 am

ericnoelNW Couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 31, 2009


We needed more snow and less running water. Nonetheless, we made the summit.
Posted Jun 1, 2009 3:15 pm

Dennis PoulinRoute Climbed: Gardner Meadows Date Climbed: 17 June 2004  Sucess!

Dennis Poulin

Great climb with a great partner, Dean. Perfect weather. It is a long, long, long hike back to the trailhead after climbing Gardner and North Gardner.
Posted Aug 26, 2004 5:03 pm

DeanRoute Climbed: From Gardner Meadows Date Climbed: July 17, 2004  Sucess!


It was 85 degrees on the summit when fellow SP'er

Dennis Poulin and myself summitted this bad boy.

Why bad boy? This peak is not a walk in the park due to the distance from the TH and if you hit hot weather like we did, it made our effort somewhat grueling but yet what a magnificient viewpoint. (take plenty of water)

The trail in is one long boring hike but we had a pleasant camp spot in Gardner Meadows. Saw no one else for the time we were there and the summit register indicated we were the 6th party this year but the surprising thing was that most years only two or three parties ascended No. Gardner. The cylindrical mountaineer register had a log book that dated back to 1984. It is buried deep in the summit cairn to protect it. So you'll have to look for it a bit.

We ascended to the Gardner ridge where Gardner peak is and then had to work our way down to the No. Gardner ridge. Lots of nasty scree and gendarmes to work your way around. This consumed more time than I'd like to admit.

Round trip: 28 miles in two days.
Posted Jul 18, 2004 8:28 pm

Bob BoltonRoute Climbed: Southwest Date Climbed: July 2000  Sucess!

Bob Bolton

Duane and I successfully summitted both North Gardner and Gardner on a perfect day, with terrific weather and very clear air that afforded us views from Mt. Stuart to Mt. Shuksan, both northern volcanoes, the Ptarmigan Traverse peaks, much of the North Cascades National Park, and the nearby peaks within the Lake Chelan - Sawtooth Wilderness and the Pasayten Wilderness. An interesting highlight of this climb was that we were the first to sign the summit register in 2000, while the last person to sign it in 1999 was the county highpoint king himself, Bob Packard.
Posted Aug 11, 2001 5:25 pm

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