Pacific Peak Climber's Log
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|Sarah Simon||Northeast Slopes via Spruce Creek |
Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2010
|In retrospect, I should have known better...this route in late August, with no snow, is a horror. Steep and loose, football-sized rocks and larger launching. Heck, the melting snow was launching rocks up to fist-sized. Without snow, there is absolutely NOTHING stable about this line. Awful crux section on an otherwise delightful mountain.|
|Posted Aug 22, 2010 11:10 pm|
|boisedoc||ridge walk |
Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2009
|walked up from Atlantic. cool North Face.|
|Posted Jul 24, 2009 9:44 am|
|Kiefer||North Couloir |
Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2009
|One hell of a line! I can see what Roach and Cooper mean by this climb being one of the best and hazardous. |
For early July, snow continued all the way to the col with a 6' ice section at the crux and patchy ice after this.
A very decent climb.
Continued on to Atlantic, re-climbed Pacific and on to Crystal and Father Dyer afterwards with Stephanie.
|Posted Jul 13, 2009 9:08 pm|
|mattpayne11||Very Memorable |
Date Climbed: Jun 14, 1987
1. Our trailer hitch broke on this trip, necessitating us to dump our trailer upside down on top of our pick-up truck.
2. My mom quit smoking this trip.
3. I wanted to do the "ridge-walk" to Fletcher but my dad advised that it was not a safe route to do this time of year (it was very snowy).
|Posted Apr 27, 2009 2:14 am|
|km_donovan||From Maflower Gultch |
Date Climbed: Nov 16, 2008
|Lots of snow but not enough to warrant snowshoes. Finally abandoned the "normal route" and picked a couloir and up we went. Tagged the summit and bailed out of the wind. Because of the hour we had to forgo Atlantic.|
|Posted Nov 21, 2008 3:30 pm|
|BLong||Pacific and Atlantic|
|Climbed Pacific and Atlantic peaks in 2001 with some good friends.|
|Posted Oct 6, 2008 10:56 pm|
|Mots010||From Atlantic |
Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2008
|Easy jaunt from Atlantic...|
|Posted Sep 25, 2008 11:11 pm|
|ripper333||east ridge |
Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2008
|gorgeous weather ..fun ridge... nice to experience the highest lake in north america..|
this area was incredibly lush..... climbed with jesse..
|Posted Aug 27, 2008 10:10 pm|
|Woodie Hopper||North ridge |
Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2008
|Climbed from Crystal Peak before Atlantic. Tiring talus slope before the summit. Nice views. Started at Mayflower Gulch.|
|Posted Aug 25, 2008 11:12 pm|
|heather14||Our own route |
Date Climbed: May 31, 2008
|We planned on the North Couloir, but started too late. Made our way up the ridge then the summit. Great day overall. Definitely going back to do the couloir!|
|Posted Jun 1, 2008 11:24 pm|
|SarahThompson||Twice, Std route & North Couloir |
Date Climbed: Oct 1, 2005
|10/1/05 - Mayflower Gulch approach. Traversed from Crystal and then continued along ridge to Atlantic. New snow made talus hopping difficult & annoying.|
6/12/09 - Attempt #2 at the North Couloir after backing off two weeks earlier due to unsafe snow conditions. Approached via Mohawk Basin. The cornice was frequently shedding snow down a large runnel on both of my early morning visits. A great line that deserves a bit more respect than the average Colorado snow climb.
|Posted May 16, 2008 5:55 pm|
|MountainHikerCO||McCullough Gulch |
Date Climbed: Oct 13, 1991
|This was my first climb of Pacific. We climbed Atlantic as well from the McCullough Gulch trailhead. I returned to this pair 9-2-06.|
|Posted Mar 4, 2008 8:17 pm|
|DharmaBum1984||West Ridge |
Date Climbed: Oct 5, 2007
|Fun scramble up the west ridge followed by lunch with the ravens at Pacific Tarn, then on to Atlantic and back down to Mayflower Gulch.|
|Posted Jan 19, 2008 1:51 am|
|Foxy Long Bottoms||West Ridge |
Date Climbed: Sep 24, 2007
|Fun, mellow day. Summated Atlantic again too. Hiked with the roozers.|
|Posted Sep 22, 2007 8:13 pm|
|thebeave7||West Ridge |
Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2007
|A nice scramble along the direct ridgeline netted some exposure, a few class 4 moves and lots of fun. A quick jaunt from the mining remnants(traversed to Atlantic afterwards).|
|Posted Sep 3, 2007 1:47 am|
|seth@LOKI||Highest lake at 13,500? |
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|
|rpace||East Ridge |
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|
|volda2000||North Ridge (Crystal-Pacific-Atlantic) |
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|
|shanahan96||winter west ridge |
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|
|shknbke||from Atlantic |
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|