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Jeremy FranchowEast slopes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 17, 2007

Jeremy Franchow

Started on a ridge on its east slope, but had to bail northward into the talus at about el. 7500 because of cliffs/vegetation. Stayed on the talus the rest of the way up. A couple of register entries mentioned an old CCC(not sure how they knew this) trail coming off the peak from the north and going down to the "pipe road", which I'm assuming is the aquaduct. Sure enough, it was there, switchbacks and all. Most of it was still under snow. Dropped down the snowy slope hoping to find the trail again...only found bits and pieces as the rest has been obliterated by massive slides. A toppled forest of trees is layed out on top of the talus slope, making the descent even more treacherous. If not for the trees, this would make a good summit route because its upper reaches had limited talus and the trail.

Got to look DOWN on an F-16 as it flew low in the valley between Pilot and the Silver Islands while descending the peak. Glad I saw it first, because the roar was deafening...probably would have otherwise thought an avalanche or rockslide was coming down on me. Later viewed six more flying directly above the peak at a more normal elevation. Pretty cool!
Posted May 18, 2007 9:15 pm

Bob BoltonMiners Canyon  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 30, 2007

Bob Bolton

Duane and I were hoping for consolidated snow on the upper slopes of this mountain to help with the footing. But alas it was not to be - there was virtually no snow on the south side of the peak, and what little snow was there was shallow and fresh. So we dealt with the those highly portable rocks all the way up and down. We took a variation of the Miners Canyon route, heading north toward the peak up the draw that begins at about 6,400 feet. The white background on the topo map is ALL talus. We actually used much of the ridge just east of that talus for much of the ascent and descent, but there was no good way to avoid that nasty stuff. We think the mountain should be named "Devil's Rockpile" or something along those lines. But it was great to nail down this Ultra-prominence peak.
Posted May 2, 2007 12:56 am

Dennis PoulinMiner's Canyon  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2006

Dennis Poulin

This is an ugly hike. Lots of talus. Thankfully I carried lots of water.
Posted Jul 25, 2006 4:48 pm

grandwazooRoute Climbed: Miners Canyon Date Climbed: 10-02-2004  Sucess!

grandwazoo

After finally scouting the mountain out for possible trail-routes, I came across Miners Canyon around 8:30 pm. Hit the canyon (route) around 8:00 am and blazed my may towards the ridgeline. Made it to point 9,113’ by 9:00am and decided to avoid point 10,182’ by skirting around and below the east side. Hit the summit at 10:10 am. Read some of the summit posts in the mail box. Followed my same route back but broke off down a gully before point 9,113’, this was a mistake, cedar trees and brush just ripped me apart. It took about two hours to make it back to the truck which was now around 12:00 noon.
Posted Oct 4, 2004 7:17 pm

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