Black Mountain Climber's Log

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tacoturner

tacoturner - Dec 26, 2006 7:18 am

Route Climbed: Standard Route Date Climbed: July 2005  Sucess!

This is an impressive summit that towers above one of the most beautiful and remote-feeling scenes I have ever seen. We left from the campground later than planned, but past the crowds well before the tree-line. After leaving most of our pack weight at Jewel lake with a less-inclined member of our party, the other 3 of us headed up the west ridge and made it back down with enough time to eat a short lunch and rest before the upper lake area began to fill with the irritating crowds...

gato

gato - Apr 18, 2006 1:02 am Date Climbed: Apr 1, 2006

April's Fool  Sucess!

Went up with bthere and friends, swam up the left Y gully and stood on top late in the day. I got the "up close and personal" view of bthere's slide, left me puckered. The schwack out through the unknown was the worst part, though, especially since I left my headlamp at home...

b.

b. - Apr 3, 2006 4:52 pm Date Climbed: Apr 1, 2006

April Fool's  Sucess!

Climbed the left branch of the Y gully, then scrambled to the summit. One skier dropped in to a safe spot, then I kicked off an 18" avalanche that roared past him. We hiked back out and descended the south side of the mountain, mostly in the dark and through dense forest. Very long day, very poor conditions on the descent, but still better than being buried! 19 hours car to car.

WY in OR - Oct 17, 2004 1:16 am

Route Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: July 14, 2004  Sucess!

Beautiful hike in, and a great ridge walk to the summit. Perfectly clear day. Sat down with a couple of topos at my side, spent a while naming visible peaks. Highly recommend this climb. Do-able in one day, but why hurry? Spend your weekend up there. It is worth it.

joel2lounge

joel2lounge - Jul 25, 2004 1:28 pm

Route Climbed: West to East Ridge traverse Date Climbed: July 24, 2004  Sucess!

Hit trailhead solo at 6am, cut out to west ridge from Jewel Lake and summited at 9:30. Then descended east ridge summit block and traversed ridgeline to saddle east of pine creek lake and then dropped down to tbe lake at noon. After the ridgeline turns north after going east it becomes rather technical and somewhat loose depending on your route. Ridge is actually quite solid but if you drop off either east or west it can become quite loose. Back at the car by 2pm.



After mid-july this route can easily be done in running shoes and a some water/food, no axe needed. GO LIGHT.

bakcast

bakcast - Jun 7, 2004 10:31 am

Route Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: August, 2004

After being turned away in June, we climbed this one on a day hike from the campground. Breathtaking views. I'm sure I'll return.

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