Elephant Peak '09

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Elephant Peak '09
Created On: Aug 31, 2009
Last Edited On: Jun 10, 2010

Burly Beast

Tried to climb Elephant Peak via Rock Lake/Libby Lakes. We underestimated the approach time and had to bail midway through the ridge climb (200 foot rap off a knot anchor - yikes) so we could get back to camp before dark. I will be back.

Rock Lake / Rock Peak Panorama

180° Panoramic View of Rock Peak and Rock Lake.


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rpc - Aug 31, 2009 4:11 pm - Voted 10/10

the ridge

looks fun!


Jakester - Aug 31, 2009 5:52 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: the ridge

Yes, quite fun.


spotly - Jan 7, 2010 3:47 pm - Voted 10/10

Rock Quality

Looks a little licheany :) How was the rock quality? On the approach, did you hike to the col between Rock and Elephant then up to Libby Lakes (or a bit below and west of the lakes)? Curious where you chose to gain the main ridge. Regarding your pic "Checking out Rock Peak", the NE face looks like a fun early season adventure but that N Ridge is a bit...wobbly. Very nice pics, especially like that one where you're retreating through the snow on the west side of the ridge!


Jakester - Jan 8, 2010 4:58 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Rock Quality

Thanks! The rock quality is typical Cabinets but more solid as you gain the ridge. I think I'll just post a map of our route. I'll PM you when I do. I've read your trip report on Rock Peak. That looked like a fun one!


Jakester - Jan 12, 2010 9:00 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Rock Quality

I've added a route image to this album.

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