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RokIzGudHeadlee Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 7, 2010

RokIzGud

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

beaudaddy85

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

RAdams

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!

Darren9

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

project360

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

DoehleStandard Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 11, 2009

Doehle

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

geosean

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

ericwillhite

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

RomaK

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

lukic

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

jordansahls

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

gimpilator

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

EastKingSunrise Mine/Headlee Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2006

EastKing

Went with Megellan up this mountain. This was a great trip. The scramble to the summit was actually easier then the steep hike up the switchbacks to Headlee Pass. The views was UNBELIEVABLE!!
Posted Sep 2, 2006 8:30 pm

renRoute Climbed: Headlee Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2005

ren

A bag of Sperry was included.
Posted Feb 15, 2006 3:44 am

Corey BiglerRoute Climbed: From the Sunrise Mine Trail. Date Climbed: September 25, 2005  Sucess!

Corey Bigler

Great visibility today. Scramble over rock was steep but fairly easy to the summit.
Posted Sep 26, 2005 2:43 pm

diceyRoute Climbed: standard Date Climbed: May 2005  Sucess!
via headlee pass. found a snowboard!
Posted Sep 4, 2005 2:17 pm

hkutukRoute Climbed: Full North Face from the glacier Date Climbed: July 23, 2005  Sucess!

hkutuk

Climbed with Keith G. and had an adventure on this fun but not to be underestimated peak. We started hiking with no visibility and it was quite depressing, but things changed once we reached Headlee Pass. At the notch between Vesper and Sperry we looked at the ledge but it had some snow on it so we dropped onto the glacier. We picked the best looking gully but a team ahead of us got stuck one pitch higher. We gave them our second rope so they could bail to where we were. From there we took over and started looking for an exit to the heather benches and things started getting really hairy as there was much moss/heather and wet rock with little pro, after some creative moves including rappel/pendulum over blank rock into adjacent gully and dry tooling we made it to the heather benches with great jubilation as it had taken us 4 pitches to get here. The slab followed by the 2 pitch dihedral felt so good after the misery of the lower 4 pitches. Shortly enjoyed the sun set over a great scenery, but we still had to hike out but our sense of achievement carried us out to some Jack Johnson music, celebratory drinks and much needed food at the car into late midnight...
Posted Jul 27, 2005 2:18 am

Andy DeweyRoute Climbed: Headlee Pass Date Climbed: May 17, 2005  Sucess!

Andy Dewey

Reached the top in very poor weather conditions; snow, rain, hail, and very thick clouds with about 100' visibility. Heavy snow from Vesper Creek and higher. The chute up to Headlee was also all snow. Still had fun!
Posted Jun 7, 2005 2:45 am

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