Apache Peak Climber's Log

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PeterD. - Aug 2, 2003 12:18 am

Route Climbed: Queen's Way. Date Climbed: 1 August 2003  Sucess!

I finally made it to the summit after several previous attempts. This is a serious peak, unlike many of the trail hikes in this popular area. The Queens Way is moderate but not intimidating, and can be done with an ice axe and crampons. I only used these strap on 4 prong crampons which fit on any footware- they were marginally adequate at best. At the top of the couloir hike up the relatively easy talus to the summit. I had to leave from the top after only a few minutes because of an approaching storm. I almost got steered into the wrong descent route, so make a mental note of the top of the Queens Way if this is your descent route. Ended up glissading most of the way down the Way because of loosing my footing too often.


Kane - Jun 8, 2003 8:40 pm

Route Climbed: East Ledges/East Face Date Climbed: 6-25-02  Sucess!

I climbed Apache after a summit of Navajo peak. Apache is a great mountain for spring ascents. I wish someone would add a route up the Apache Couloir or the Isabelle Glacier. The view from this summit is better than Navajo's but Navajo is a much more interesting climb.

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