Great mountain. Hot. Some guy puked on the route on the way down from heat exhaustion. This turned a Class 3 down climb into a Class 4 white-knuckle down climb.
Fun scramble to the summit. Snowfield on the scree slope below the scramble was bypassable. Unfortunately it was mostly cloudy so we only got views of some surrounding peaks.
Most of the ascent and descent was in fog and rain. Pleasant enough exercise and great views - from the pictures I see here ;-]
The highest I have been of several trips. Within 200 ft of top. Route from Sunrise Mine Trail road / Vesper Pk. trail is a good spring snow climb.
snowshoed in, dug in, bagged it with very little effort.
The Pacific NW is the best place to live...
Nice scramble. See some bad pictures at http://www.willhiteweb.com/monte_cristo_range/del_campo/gothic_peak_090.htm
Very foggy in the morning on the way up, but the clouds blew out just in time as we reached the base of the scramble route.
Having just moved out from St. Louis to start grad school at UW, I've been thrilled to be back near mountains. Weden Creek Trail and standard route to summit, weather was very cooperative. Brought an ice axe and crampons but needed neither, all snow fields were easily bypassed. Oh well, lugging the extra weight is good training, right?
The final scramble was fun. When I first looked up at the summit from the Boulder field I was like "class three up that?" But once we got on it it was straight forward with little exposure. Great views! Mike had some foot injuries nagging him. He swore the whole way.
Did this trip with the Seattle Mountaineers on the hottest day of the year. The rock scrambling was fun!
Josh and I did this one as a two day trip. Rock climbing isn't my thing, so the exposure of this scramble tested my limits, but the views from the summit might be the most spectacular that I have yet seen. Check out the Trip Report.
This is a solid mountain to climb in the winter or spring. Was more of a workout than I expected it to be, and got some good glissading in on the way down.
Left Portland at 7:00am Friday, got to Barlow Pass parking lot at noon. Hiked up to Foggy Lake and spent the rest of the day scouting for a flat, dry spot for camp. Up early Saturday morning to shoot some sunrise pics then after breakfast scrambled Del Campo. Came back to camp for lunch then off to Gothic peak. Came back to camp for dinner and a few sunset pics. Bucked camp early Sunday morning and headed out. Big spaghetti feed at The Omega restaurant in Granite Falls (highly recommend). Back in Portland by early evening. The weather was cool & crisp at night and warm & sunny during the day. Gothic Basin is a really cool place to spend a few days exploring the surrounding peaks. I'll definitely be back to explore other routes. I love the rock slabs...It's like walking on sandpaper.
Charlie, Dick and I climbed Del Campo as part of the 1994 OSAT Car Camp on Mtn. Loop Highway. The basin in wonderfully photogenic, and the scramble entertaining once you get above the talus slope.
Awesome day, sunny and hot, great views. Didn't see a summit register on top anywhere. Summited early, climbed Gothic Peak as well. Gothic Basin is a really cool area!
Very fun 3rd class rock scrambling and incredible scenery. Took advantage of the weather to shoot a couple of panorama shots: Sloan-Gothic , Gothic Basin
Scrambled up the standard route. A beautiful area.
The weather held out nicely with a few ( very few ) sun breaks on the way in. A little snow and ice on the summit block made for careful progress. Started to snow while on the summit and had a little blizzard condition on the way down. I had been wanting to do this one for some time and really enjoyed myself. Gothic Basin is very picturesque. I would have liked to have had the time to do Gothic Peak also.
very fun scramble