Del Campo Peak Climber's Log

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LoganScamfer - Feb 25, 2018 11:12 pm Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2017

Del Campo: A beginners first peak.  Sucess!

This being my first climb of hopefully many, I can tell you the exposure is quite a lot for me just starting, but an incredible view from the top, a challenge, and fear that was overcome. The mountain from the base near Foggy Lake looks absolutely massive compared to pictures and quite intimidating, but as you approach the summit block and get off the slick snow, the chute that you follow up to the left becomes smaller, and the supposed Class 3 rock is all that is on your mind. Overall great climb, and as it being my first, one to remember.


Redwic - Sep 17, 2017 12:39 pm Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2017

Very popular!  Sucess!

I was amazed how many people were visiting the peak, similar to what I experienced several weeks earlier on Sloan Peak. I think the word is out on these cool peaks near the Mountain Loop Highway. Nice summit with a fun scramble.


rtgomez90 - Sep 2, 2017 12:25 am Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2017

DC Summit  Sucess!

Nice view except for a huge plume of smoke from Jolly Fire.

Ian Culhane

Ian Culhane - Aug 19, 2016 3:16 am Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2016

Standard Route  Sucess!

Had extra time when we arrived at Gothic Basin, so decided to do attempt up Del Campo. Route was very straightforward, with a fun scramble up the summit block. Though very steep, there were excellent holds, and I definitely would rate it as class 3 rather than 4. Great views!

Jake Robinson

Jake Robinson - Aug 14, 2016 2:27 am Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2016

Fun and straightforward  Sucess!

After a stressful week it was nice to be able to quickly escape to the beautiful Gothic Basin area. I found nothing on the scramble that exceeded class 3 and overall thought it was quite enjoyable and non intimidating. Very accessible climb in a stunning area!


chandlerhaberlack - Jul 29, 2016 5:06 pm Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2016

Fun Scramble  Sucess!

Was expecting it to be a lot harder than it was. Enjoyed the whole scramble.

Tom Robinson

Tom Robinson - Dec 7, 2015 10:22 am Date Climbed: Jun 22, 1971

Foggy but sun at summit  Sucess!

We climbed up the Gothic Basin trail, dumped our backpacks at the lake, and climbed right into the clouds, ascending the main route on a firm snowfield. Midway, we heard a slide break above us, but maybe a little left. There was nowhere to scramble to. We just stood in our crampons and waited for it to pass. Which it did, indeed off to the left. We got to the summit and sunbathed a bit, looking at surrounding summits. Before we got sunburned, we put on all our wet clothes, returned to the base, grabbed our packs, and hiked out. No way we were camping overnight in that damp weather. We were home for cocoa three hours later.


awilsondc - Aug 2, 2015 11:22 pm Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2015

Finally!   Sucess!

I've had my eye on this one for years and was finally able to make it out here on a HOT summer day! It was everything I had hoped it would be, well besides the absurdly hot part. I took a bike for the first mile and did the main trail and SE ridge. The scrambling was amazing, super solid rock and reliable holds. I probably picked a class 4 line up the scramble section starting at top of the talus field. Super fun scrambling. I had planned on doing Gothic the same day, but decided to save to for later so I'd have an excuse to come back soon. Gothic Basin is BEAUTIFUL! Loved it! I'll be back for sure.


mrjenks85 - Jun 8, 2015 12:50 pm Date Climbed: Jun 6, 2015

Del Campo and Gothic Peak  Sucess!

Did this one as part of a long (14 hours) day hike during which we also hiked to the top of Gothic Peak. Weather was hot but views amazingly clear - could see nearly every major summit in the cascades. The North West face of this peak has some amazing exposure - I couldn't even fit it all in one vertical camera shot from Gothic. A truly gorgeous mountain. This has to be one of the top scrambles for easily accessible peaks in the cascades. Worth it!

Josh Lewis

Josh Lewis - May 13, 2015 5:59 am Date Climbed: Sep 30, 2012

Quality Peak  Sucess!

Anyone who is into scrambling who visits the Mountain Loop Highway should climb this peak. Great views with a quality scramble.


beaudaddy85 - Sep 27, 2014 8:31 pm Date Climbed: Sep 22, 2014

Good One  Sucess!

Setup camp at foggy lake, swam, laid out on some boulders in the sun then made an afternoon scramble to the summit. It's a classic!


ScrambledLeggs - Aug 1, 2013 5:15 pm Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2013

Standard Route, Solo  Sucess!

Began up the wall at the top of the notch, then decided against it.
Descended a bit for the main route.


sprosseda - Jul 23, 2013 5:23 pm Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2013

scramble  Sucess!

Total snow cover from lake to summit rocks. Took short class 4 up out of notch, then standard scramble to summit. Great mountain for only being 6,600 ft. Upper part of trail was somewhat rugged. More enjoyable than I thought it would be.


Jeb - Oct 13, 2012 2:23 am Date Climbed: Oct 7, 2012

A very satisfying summit,  Sucess!

especially for a dog!


tcingrum - Sep 19, 2012 8:47 pm

Big rock  Sucess!

Feel like you did something after this one.


kevinsa - Sep 17, 2012 9:53 pm Date Climbed: Aug 15, 1992

Del Campo  Sucess!

Still one of my favorite mountains after all these years.


jacobsmith - Sep 16, 2012 12:39 pm Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2011

Excellent Scramble  Sucess!

One of the finer scrambles i've done in the Cascades, would very much like to return for a real route.


relic - Sep 30, 2011 11:08 am Date Climbed: Jul 15, 1988

long time ago  Sucess!

Date is a wild guess


Dundeel - Jul 24, 2011 1:29 pm Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2011

Scramble Route  Sucess!

After trail disappeared in snow, climbed gully to east base of summit. Solid snow to the beginning of the scramble. The scramble was a little exposed but not too bad. Great trip on a perfect day.


ericnoel - Jul 24, 2011 10:20 am Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2011

Del Campo  Sucess!

Had a great hike on a nice sunny summer day with superb views of all of the snowy surrounding peaks. Excellent trip.

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