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ericwillhiteFrom Peiper Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2014


From Sunrise Mountain, down the ridge to Pieper Pass and followed minor trail along ridge to Spark Plug Summit. Spark Plug still in the register. http://www.willhiteweb.com/alpine_lakes_wilderness/surprise_mountain/spark_plug_175.htm
Posted Sep 15, 2014 1:40 pm

seabadgeWith Gimpilator  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2013


Begrudgingly made the summit :) After Mac and Surprise, this was a less than pleasurable traverse across buff. Beautiful views though!
Posted Jul 10, 2013 4:51 pm

gimpilatorMac, Surprise, Spark Plug  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2013


I did not enjoy the route from Peiper Pass. Steep duff is a hassle when you're tired.

A Video by Bryan K:

Posted Jul 10, 2013 2:19 pm

relicDuring loop scramble  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2004


Date is a guess, think it was mid-July sometime in last decade. Included this on a loop hiking/scramble trip, first up to Thunder Mtn Lakes, then over to Surprise Gap, then to Spark Plug.
Posted Jan 26, 2013 7:15 pm

kec8Wonderful views  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2010
I started hiking along deception creek and setup camp 3 miles in. Three of us then hiked up to deception lake, then to Peiper pass. there was a faint trail to the left at the pass, which we assumed was Spark plug. One friend turned back as he was fearful of his dog on near the steep sections. My friend and I continued on, we lost the trail and had to back track and get back up on the ridge. Once we did that it wasn't too bad, although it isn't the easiest scramble. We weren't sure if it was the next summit or not, they both looked about the same height. Fortunately it was the 2nd summit we hit, awesome views and from what was on the registry, we were the only two so far for 2010. Total of 21 miles hiking for the day.
Posted Aug 16, 2010 11:58 pm

RedwicWell Worth It!!!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 28, 2008


This mountain climb is not for beginners, and I wouldn't recommend attempting it in wet conditions (due to steep slopes of loose dirt and rock). It was a great feeling of accomplishment when I reached the summit. Wonderful views!!!
I was only the ninth person to reach the summit this year (2008), according to the summit register. I was amused to find an actual spark plug in the summit register.
Posted Sep 30, 2008 11:01 pm

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