Freezing fog above the lake. Rime ice on the rock. Crampons and fixed rope for the scramble below the first rock pitch (I know, I know!) then the sun came out and made everything better. Great climb with plenty of interesting route options.
Soloed the South Face a few times and climbed the east ridge a couple of times, once in winter.
The first time I took the puzzley and fun scramble up the east face, then in '10 went up the southeast face on snow. I love this area. Ingalls Way/Lake may be my favorite trail, but then there's so many I want to see.
No. 011, personal clibmer's log.
First major scramble, went with Druksel Dorji via Ingalls Lake route. Long day but well worth it.
Scrambled up Ingalls South with a great group from the Seattle Mountaineers on a stellar day.
Out for a Hike to Ingalls Lake and took the detour up South Peak. Never got around to signing the log. Weather was great and the company was good too.
Made the summit with Fortune to follow
Traffic jam once we reached the notch, but it's easy to pass other parties by finding alternatives. We passed 3 rope teams from the top of the 1st pitch to the summit.
Climbed all three with Lloyd. Yeah, slightly off-route on the East Peak :) Third time up the North Peak. The short approach and easy climbing makes it a good annual fun-trip.
East, North, and South in a long sunny day. Little off route on the East, but it all worked out.
Fun climb. Cold and windy on the approach, but gorgeous during the climb.
First pitch was mostly snow, but otherwise good climb in perfect weather.
Met Ron, Pete and Allie in Cle Elum and camped at the TH. On the trail by 5:20 am to try to beat the crowds. Some snow even before Ingalls Pass. Pretty solid snow from there. Didn't realize I was on the first pitch until about halfway up so started there. I finished the lead of that, Pete got the classic 5.6 lead and I finished up the third pitch. We were the first group of the day but the masses has come in behind us so long delays in rapping down but all the climbers were very cool and we all just hung out until safe to pass. Back at the car at 6:20 pm and home at about midnight. Loud Dream Theater music and Red Bull did the trick on the ridge back. Beautiful area around Ingalls and Stuart is in your face there!
Did the East Peak couple of years ago. Went back to do the North Peak. Left car at around 6am. Due to heavy snow year, encountered snow the last mile and 500 vertical feet before Ingalls Pass. Got to below the South Ridge route and there were already a group of 4 on it. Luckily they were descending as we were starting up. Pretty much had the route to ourselves until a group of two came up as we were rapping off. Took the standard route and it was fun! Very windy and obscured by clouds on and off. That is until we were hiking out...when the blue skies opened up!
Mostly a snowshoe climb. We had blue skies and solitude.
Enjoyable, I wish it was longer.
Fun rock climb. A little more than 9 hours car-to-car.
took a jaunt up from ingalls pass.
Cool scramble in spring. Left splitboards at ridge for a fun tour alternative to Stuart.
Hiked in late pm and camped just before reaching Ingalls Lake. We left camp at 8:00am and climbed the South Ridge. Fun route but very short. We made 2 pitches going up and rapped off 3 times with single 60m rope from the summit down to the notch, and 2 more from the notch down to the bottom. We were back at camp at 11:15am!!