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seth@LOKIHighest lake at 13,500?  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2007


Lonely at the top this July. I expected to see more friends but alas Pacific was peaceful. I had a nice view and boot ski down to what I understand is officially the highest lake in the contigous US (According to limited research on my part, Lake of the Sun at 13,780' is in the Crater of Nevado de Toluca volcano, is the highest in North Amercan) I've also heard that there is a "lake" (that some nuts have gone into with scuba gear) under Mount Ranier's icy summmit. If these are actual lakes, it would seem that these would be above 14,000 feet and therefore higher. Anyone know?

3 in a day! heres the repeat story...
I've approached Fletcher 3 times and turned back from a blizzard from Blue Lakes, and thwumping avalanches from the Mayflower Gulch side. This I climbed the rock rib left of the main gulley from Mayflower Gulch. The rocks were slick as snot from perpetual rain the night before. Clouds rolled in and turned me away from Driftwood, but the clouds seemed stable as I descended. I didn't like the rotten Chamonix looking traverse to Atlantic, so I went up the green south wall of Atlantic Peak nad onto Pacific, then a quick visit to the cute little green horn on the way back to Mayflowwer Gulch.

Posted Jul 26, 2007 12:44 pm

rpaceEast Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2007


Great climb on a great route. Excellent views from the summit! Descended the normal McCullough Gulch route
Posted Jul 8, 2007 3:20 am

volda2000North Ridge (Crystal-Pacific-Atlantic)  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2007


Number two of three peaks for the day. What a great peak! I loved the views while climbing this route. Passed solo climber with the same route as us just in reverse order.
Posted Jun 11, 2007 2:30 pm

shanahan96winter west ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 26, 2007


6/12/09- climbed the north couloir with sarah and dwight. the recent snows gave the couloir a softer top layer instead of the expected hard pack after the bend. we measured it at 52 degrees after the bend. it got steeper after that(55-57 degrees) but i don't know if it touched 60 degrees or not.

1/26/07- climbed the west ridge, and oh man it's one beastly winter climb. lots of class four with a low five crux. the ice and snow force you places you don't always want to go. bring your axe AND crampons!

Posted Feb 2, 2007 4:46 am

shknbkefrom Atlantic  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 14, 2006


Did Pacific after Atlantic via the south slopes. Descended from just above the A/P saddle via the s.w. slopes of Pacific, a steep, loose mess. I would recommend descending from the Crystal/Pacific saddle. Very spectacular summit with plenty of air on the north side.
Posted Oct 31, 2006 3:25 am

csmcgranahanSolitude on Pacific  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2006


Summited with my friend Jake after we summited Crystal Peak. Nice ridge walk between the two with a nice finish on Pacific. We had both peaks and everything above tree line in Spruce Creek Basin to ourselves. Great day!
Posted Aug 13, 2006 5:00 pm

Brian KaletNorth Couloir (ascent), Northeast Slopes (descent)  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 13, 2006

Brian Kalet

Skied from the summit! From Crystal Peak.
Posted May 15, 2006 5:30 pm

doumallWest Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 9, 2006


Steep snow traverses and avalanche awareness required for this route at this time of the year! Very enjoyable. Over to Atlantic and down.
Posted Apr 19, 2006 1:47 am

NanitaDFrom Maflower Gultch  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 9, 1991


Good snow up, nice traverse to Atlanic, and great glissade down.
Posted Apr 7, 2006 12:42 am

Mountain JimFrom Mayflower Gulch  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 9, 1991

Mountain Jim

Nice summit view.
Posted Mar 23, 2006 3:06 am

altitude14erWest Ridge via Mayflower Gulch Trailhead  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2005


We climbed the West Ridge quickly on this superb summer morning. The Class 3 scrambling on this peak is fairly easy yet this route should be given respect. If you got offtrack on the ridge the difficulty of climbing could get a lot harder. Don't expect to find any cairns to lead the way. The ridge shows no sign of man.
Posted Mar 17, 2006 4:48 pm

markhyamsS Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 21, 1999


Climbed this with Atlantic from McCullough gulch. One of the best basins in the front range.
Posted Mar 5, 2006 6:34 pm

chicagotransplantRoute Climbed: Northeast Slopes Date Climbed: August 7, 2004  Sucess!


Highest lake I have ever seen, Pacific Tarn!
Posted Jan 9, 2006 8:43 pm

indianhillstedRoute Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: July 17 2004
Great day (a little rain), didn't come close to the summit. Route finding took more time than I anticipated. Millions of wildflowers on the way down.
Posted Oct 27, 2005 5:39 pm

jcolarRoute Climbed: West ridge Date Climbed: Sept. 12, 2005  Sucess!
Nice climb with lots of loose rock.
Posted Sep 18, 2005 3:07 pm

rcorby2Route Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: September 19, 2005  Sucess!


A fine scramble with plenty of lose rock to keep your attention.
Posted Sep 12, 2005 10:22 am

mconnellRoute Climbed: NE Slopes via Spruce Creek Date Climbed: August 17, 2005  Sucess!
Nice hike and snow climb. Summit was windy with a bit of graupel. Headed to Atlantic and then down McCullough Gulch, across Wheeler trail to the car.
Posted Aug 18, 2005 10:28 pm

AsphazellRoute Climbed: West Ridge (Class III) Date Climbed: 07/02/05  Sucess!


After taking the wrong route last year which lead to getting cliffed out and then weathered out when we got back on course, this was a very sweet summit! Fun route, mostly class II in my opinon, minimal exposure and moderate route-finding. Climbed with member altitude14er.
Posted Jul 29, 2005 8:37 pm

Ed FRoute Climbed: Northeast Slopes via Spruce Creek Date Climbed: July 19, 2005  Sucess!

Ed F

Nice day, nice climb.
Posted Jul 19, 2005 4:21 pm

RyanSRoute Climbed: Traverse from Crystal Date Climbed: July 4, 2005  Sucess!


Climbed Pacific as part of a long loop including Helen, Father Dyer, Crystal & Atlantic. Loved the scramble from Helen to Father Dyer! We finished with a traverse back east along Pacific's east ridge.
Posted Jul 7, 2005 3:09 pm

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