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Matt LemkeHeadlee Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2011

Matt Lemke

Great July snow climb. Frozen Vesper Lake and a fantastic glissade. Did I mention great views and a bluebird day!
Posted Jul 26, 2011 3:08 am

belowfellowperfect conditions  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 6, 2010


for this ascent. i only wish i had brought my splitboard...
Posted Feb 16, 2011 7:31 pm

Josh LewisGreat Glissade!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 7, 2010

Josh Lewis

I've been up this peak many times and never grow tired of it, but I very much like the winter ascent. The glissade down headlee Pass was very good.
Posted Jan 12, 2011 1:53 am

Snidely WhiplashWonderful rock  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 18, 1988

Snidely Whiplash

If melted out, the lake in the basin is just beautiful and a nice dip on a hot day. The white rock is sublime.
Posted Jan 4, 2011 3:42 pm

ExcitableBoyNorth Face  Sucess!


Climbed the North Face from the glacier. Three pitches in loose gullys, four nearly unprotectable pitches on super clean slabs.
Posted Dec 27, 2010 11:10 am

Dan WinterPea Soup  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 3, 2010

Dan Winter

A fun hike even on a foggy day! Enjoyed the company of some good friends and some amazing summit treats including apple pie!
Posted Oct 4, 2010 10:35 am

RokIzGudHeadlee Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 7, 2010


Went up with my buddies Mark and Josh. It was a great winter climb!
Posted Mar 22, 2010 12:55 am

Mike LewisVesper via Headlee Pass  Sucess!

Mike Lewis

Not sure what day I summited, but I know for certain it was some time in 2006. I had attempted in 2005 but I was still in my infancy stage of hiking and I had no idea what I was doing back then. Attempted again with my family in August 2008. Gorgeous! I love the lake, Sperry, the alpine scramble and small glacier below... always gorgeous from up there. Would love to try it in winter some time.
Posted Mar 9, 2010 8:36 pm

beaudaddy85Sunrise Mine/ Headlee Pass Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 5, 2010


Hit snow pack at Wirtz basin and was consistent to the summit. Headlee Pass was the toughest section of the trip. Snow broke through either 3 ft or was pure ice the whole way up, steep incline in many spots. Easy going down to the lake, moderate, steady incline to the summit. Thin snow over the slabs around the summit. Better snow conditions on that side of Headlee. Some of the talus fields are melting underneath, so be careful going over snow bridges. Some spots have 4' or 5' hollow sections that look firm on the surface. Great day, Great views!!!
Posted Mar 7, 2010 5:45 pm

RAdamsStandard route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 15, 1980


Have been up several times. Hauled skis up most of the way once, but there was too much debris on top of the snow to make it worthwhile below Headlee Pass. Great glissade once down chute to Frozen over Lake Elan.
Posted Nov 29, 2009 12:43 am

Darren9North Face bailed  Sucess!


Attempted North Face but rain changed our minds...climbed standard route instead, and still it was a good day. Love the Cascades.
Posted Nov 7, 2009 2:16 am

project360Perfect Climb for Everyone  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2007


Love this peak. So close but appears far away...
Posted Oct 14, 2009 11:33 pm

DoehleStandard Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 11, 2009


Nice, if cold, day out. Good views from the summit. Valleys had some of the best color I've ever seen.
Posted Oct 14, 2009 12:35 pm

geoseanHeadlee Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2008


Lots of brush on the approach, very wet on a late summer morning. Make sure you take to the ridge right at the outlet stream (I kept going to the lake, then ascended to the summit, this involves a lot of unnecessary steep slab climbing).
Posted Oct 7, 2009 12:45 pm

ericwillhiteGood climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 12, 2004


Had to leave my dog well below the pass, too much steep snow.
Posted Oct 7, 2009 2:01 am

WinterNorth Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2009
Spent a beautiful day on the North Face of Vesper Peak last weekend. Brief TR and photos can be found here: http://chriswinter.blogspot.com/2009/07/vesper-peak-north-face.html.

The lower buttresses were the crux. We ended up climbing a mossy mid-5th class right facing corner that protected fairly well and actually had ok rock. Wouldn't have been viable if it was wet, as it probably is much of the year. The rest was fun simulclimbing to the summit.
Posted Jul 24, 2009 1:10 pm

RomaKBeautiful September Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 28, 2008


Spectacular views all around, especially with such clean air. Great view of everything from North Cascades (Baker, Shuksan, Pickets, Eldorado, Ptarmigan area) to Stuart range and the central crest (Daniel, Lemah, Chimney Rock). For those bored with class 2 walking, follow the east ridge crest (climber's right on the slope heading to the summit) for some exciting 3rd and 4th class scrambling above a 1000' drop to Copper glacier.
Posted Sep 30, 2008 4:49 am

lukicNorth face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2008


Outrageously beautiful area with terrific weather and a great partner. Skipped descending the glacier because we didn't feel like carrying ice ax/crampons, but I'll be back another day for that.
Posted Sep 15, 2008 9:19 pm

jordansahlsRain rain go away! (standard route)  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2008


Not to much snow up to the pass, but lots after that. We had an amazing view of white from the summit. damn the rain!
Posted Aug 11, 2008 1:58 am

gimpilatorHike and a half  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2006


That's a hike and a half. Some loose stuff coming up the pass. Very nice views from the summit. Nick found the log stashed in a pipe.
Posted Sep 13, 2006 6:34 pm

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