Looking west, maybe a little...

Looking west, maybe a little southwest from the summit of Eagle Cap. China Cap in the distance (center) and the pyramidal peak to its left is Burger Butte.

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sroyer - Oct 16, 2003 7:51 am - Hasn't voted

China Cap

Brian the peak in question is definately China Cap. The pyramidal peak on its immediate left is Burger Butte.

rpc

rpc - Oct 16, 2003 3:12 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: China Cap

Looks like it would be a fun one to climb (China Cap)!

Dean

Dean - Oct 16, 2003 3:21 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: China Cap

Another nice picture showing off the Eagle Cap mountains. This is a great area to explore with tons of great summits.

Brian Jenkins

Brian Jenkins - Oct 16, 2003 6:23 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: China Cap

Yeah, I thought about this one. There doesn't appear to be any trails or routes to the summit from any source I can find but I know a trail in one of Sullivan's books that gets you close to a ridge that looks scramble-able from the drawing in the book. That's a lot of "ifs" but everything in the Wallowas I've seen except for Twin Peaks is scrambleable (I'm sure there are lots that are technical though). Besides, it would make for a fun adventure to see if it would work. (hint, hint) :- )

Brian Jenkins

Brian Jenkins - Oct 16, 2003 6:25 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: China Cap

Thanks, sroyer. Appreciate the confirmation.

rpc

rpc - Oct 16, 2003 7:30 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: China Cap

SP outing for China Cap in the workings here? I think I saw a trail on the Wallowas map that gets you pretty close to the peak - I'm sure we could scramble the rest of the way up.



By the way, how bad is the scramble up the remaining of the Twin Peaks pillars I wonder. I think the maintainer of TP mountain page says it's loose and there's a tip-over danger but still.........scrambling up there would be pretty irresistable once at the base :).

Brian Jenkins

Brian Jenkins - Oct 16, 2003 8:28 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: China Cap

Pillars are technical I thought.



What? Me? Try to drum up interest in a Wallowas outing for China Cap? ;- )

rpc

rpc - Oct 17, 2003 1:55 am - Voted 10/10

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Sullivan's E. OR book has a photo of China Cap on pg. 152. Approach is from Buck Cr. TH at 5500' . RT dist. to Burger Pass (7940') is 8.8 miles. From pass it's under a mile along what looks like S. ridge of CC to its summit. Looks like a fun one.

Brian Jenkins

Brian Jenkins - Oct 17, 2003 4:47 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: China Cap

Yep, that's the route I was looking at too! Keep that one in mind.......................

rpc

rpc - Oct 17, 2003 7:09 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: China Cap

.....looks like fun day climb doesn't it?

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