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RPC's Elephants Perch - Mountaineers Route

 
RPC\'s Elephants Perch - Mountaineers Route

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Object Title: RPC's Elephants Perch - Mountaineers Route

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Created/Edited: Aug 23, 2010 / Sep 17, 2010

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Summary

Shirley & I climbed this as our first E-perch route back on July 4th Weekend of 2004. We saw The Perch the summer prior on our hike back from Warbonnet and were itching to give it a go. Nice route with a super fun couple of pitches.

Photos

Elephants Perch
Starting the approach.

Mountaineers Route
Foothills of Mt. Heyburn as seen from the approach hike.

Saddleback Peak & Elephants Perch
First views of the backside of The Perch from approach.

Mountaineers Route
Looking up at the route during the approach hike

Elephants Perch
Elephants Perch. Mountaineers route is waaaay on the left.

Mountaineers Route
Lower part of Mountaineers Route from base.

Mountaineers Route
Upper part of Mountaineers Route from base.

Goat Perch
Looking at Goat Perch from base of Mountaineers Route.

Mountaineers Route
Pitch 1 of Mountaineers Route.

Mountaineers Route
Shirley nearing the top of pitch 2.

Mountaineers Route
View towards the interior of the Sawtooths from the Perch.

Mountaineers Route
Looking back at Shirley at the belay.

Mountaineers Route
Shirley at a sepctacular belay stance atop pitch 3.

Mountaineers Route
View down from the lead of pitch 3.

Mountaineers Route
View down from the lead of pitch 3.

Mountaineers Route
Shirley nearing the top of pitch 3.

Mountaineers Route
Opposite view towards the base of the diamond.

Mountaineers Route
Shirley belaying me on pitch 4.

Mountaineers Route
Looking up at the rest of pitch 4.

Mountaineers Route
Shirley nearing the belay of pitch 4.

Mountaineers Route
Shirley following pitch 5.

Mountaineers Route
Looking up at the crux pitch of the route.

Mountaineers Route
View down from the crux pitch 6 of the route.

Mountaineers Route
Shirley topping out on the route, pitch 6 or so.

Mountaineers Route
Looking along the Saddleback Peak's ridge from top of route (not summit).

Warbonnet Peak
Part of the approach to Warbonnet as seen from high on Elephants Perch.

Mountaineers Route
Our camp as seen from near the top.

Mountaineers Route
The summit pile.

Mountaineers Route
Saddleback Lakes as seen from summit of Elephants Perch.

Mountaineers Route
Yours truly on the summit.

Mountaineers Route
Shirley on the one rappel needed for the descent.

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