Crystal Peak Climber's Log

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DharmaBum1984 - Jan 26, 2008 4:26 am Date Climbed: Sep 27, 2007

From Spruce Creek  Sucess!

Climbed Crystal with a couple of friends. Two of us continued on to Peak 10 and then 9, where the other guy picked us up. A great link-up if you have a friend with a Jeep who doesn't mind driving it.


Mots010 - Nov 25, 2007 10:47 pm Date Climbed: Nov 25, 2007

From Mayflower Creek  Sucess!

Started in Mayflower Creek, although took the mining road over to Humbug Creek. Snowshoes a very good idea.

Eric Holle

Eric Holle - Oct 28, 2007 5:52 pm Date Climbed: Oct 27, 2007

Keeping on after Father Dyer  Sucess!

A lot of fun to get back on some early season snow. Great views all around, smoke included.

Timothy Pearl

Timothy Pearl - Oct 27, 2007 7:12 pm Date Climbed: Oct 27, 2007

Nice hike after Father Dyer  Sucess!

With Eric Holle. Great views. A bit smokey from CA fires, could even smell it. Fun steep descent direct to lower lake. Beautiful day.


volda2000 - Jun 11, 2007 2:04 pm Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2007

SW Ridge (Crystal-Pacific-Atlantic)  Sucess!

The first of three peaks for the day. Started from Mayflower Gulch. Combining these three peaks makes for a great tour. Still a fair amount of snow in the area. Besides the wind is was a perfect day!


TorstenW - Jun 6, 2007 11:50 pm Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2004

After Peak 10

Climbed Peak 10 and saw this peak and the Crystal lakes below. Did the ridge from Peak 10 and decided to descend to the lakes cause it was just getting plain too late to summit and make it back at a decent hour. That means 10pm, not 2-3am the next day. I had gotten to the top of Peak 10 around 4pm, but the beauty of the area was just too captivating to leave right away. Still had to find my way back to town on foot, didn't have a map.


doumall - Feb 21, 2007 12:20 am Date Climbed: Feb 19, 2007

Winter Summit: SW Ridge over Mayflower Hill  Sucess!

Avoiding avalanche was the main thought of the day with a considerable to high danger, 6 inches of new snow falling and heavy SW winds. Very deep unconsolidated snow below treeline, ridge running over Mayflower Hill and climbing above all the avy chutes in route made this a long 10 hour day. At one point below treeline, my buddie sank up to his shoulders straight into the snow. The last 1/2 mile of trailbreaking was possibly the most difficult hiking ever for me, and it was downhill!!!


chicagotransplant - Jan 29, 2007 3:42 pm Date Climbed: Jan 27, 2007

SW Ridge in Winter  Sucess!

Climbed the SW Ridge route from Mayflower Gulch with shanahan96 and jamienellis. Beautiful day in the mountains, but as usual in January cold and windy on the ridge. Snow conditions were good, there is a nice trench in place now if you want to get this one before the next storms! The ridge was pretty much all talus, no need for snowshoes above the saddle.


Gahugafuga - Sep 20, 2006 7:14 pm Date Climbed: Sep 19, 2006

From Father Dyer  Sucess!

Summited on the East Ridge via Helen and Father Dyer. The scramble took a lot out of me, so getting up this guy was a struggle. After sitting on the summit for a while and contemplating the extra 400 ft of climbing to get Pk 10, decided to go for it. 4 13ers in one pass, not bad.


csmcgranahan - Aug 13, 2006 4:58 pm Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2006

Solitude on Crystal  Sucess!

My friend Jake and I summited via the amazing Spruce Creek basin. Lots of nice lakes and running water. The views of Pacific Peak convinced us to summit it as well. We saw no one until we descended Pacific into Spruce Creek basin and returned to the lower lakes.


Asphazell - Jul 20, 2006 3:25 pm Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2006

East Ridge  Sucess!

Great climb along the East Ridge with buddies Altitude14er & Wyatt. Great scrambling, adrenalizing exposure, and some high 4th-low 5th class moves if you're willing to climb them! Highly recommended!


altitude14er - Jul 19, 2006 5:18 am Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2006

Route Climbed: The East Ridge  Sucess!

The difficulty was Class 4 scrambling on the ridge top in between Father Dyer & Mt. Helen. Got three peaks in a day!


roozers42 - Jun 25, 2006 5:13 pm Date Climbed: Jun 13, 2006

Route Climbed: SW Ridge  Sucess!

An absolutely great hike - still some snow below Pacific. Didn't see another soul all day besides some elk.

Ryan Kowalski

Ryan Kowalski - May 19, 2006 11:16 pm Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2000

Another great peak  Sucess!

From Peak 10 once and then on 06/25/2005 my wife and I did the Helen-Father Dyer-Crystal combo which is simply incredible. Great Scrambling.

Brian Kalet

Brian Kalet - May 15, 2006 5:46 pm Date Climbed: May 13, 2006

Spruce Creek  Sucess!

Skied from the summit! Onto Pacific Peak.


mrjdobbs - May 9, 2006 3:00 pm

Life trails

Climbed with a group of about 20. I was one of the guides. It was a beautiful area...


shknbke - May 1, 2006 6:57 pm Date Climbed: Apr 29, 2006

via Peak 10's east ridge  Sucess!

Climbed Crystal with Peak 10 from the Spruce Creek 2WD TH with still lots of snow on the ridges in late April. Nice glissades on the way down on stable snow.


markhyams - Mar 5, 2006 6:36 pm Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2001

NE Ridge  Sucess!

Climbed this along with Peaks 10 and 9 from the Crystal Lakes drainage. Excellent high ridge hiking.


chicagotransplant - Jan 9, 2006 8:44 pm

Route Climbed: Southwest Ridge via Pacific Date Climbed: August 7, 2004  Sucess!

Great loop with Pacific


pksander - Oct 17, 2005 9:38 pm

Route Climbed: East Slopes Date Climbed: October 16, 2005  Sucess!

Sweet climb after climbing Peak 10 with Chris Gerber and Charles D. Awesome day, but decided two peaks were enough...

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