Middle and North Chiwaukum from the North Ridge Climber's Log

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zhong - May 10, 2023 4:51 pm Date Climbed: May 7, 2023

North + Middle Chiwaukum  Sucess!

The forest scramble is brutal. Not only steep, many blow-downs.
Snow begins around 4500', but not good enough for snowshoes. Maybe 5000' or above, it's easier with snowshoes. Probably should have come here earlier in the season.

Once reach the ridge, it's fairly easy.
Going up and down North is easy, now you can go without snow. Easy rock scramble, maybe class 1.
From the saddle up to the next bump is snow. Need to be careful. We put on crampons here, and here only.
From there to Middle Chiwaukum is rock only. Easy scramble.

The road still has snow, and some pool of water in the middle. We walked 1.5~2 miles on the road until the TH.

1. Bushwhacking
2. saddle between Middle and North. I marked the bump mentioned above
3. our track going up to the bump.
4. final rock scramble to Middle

Josh Lewis

Josh Lewis - Jan 13, 2011 7:32 pm Date Climbed: Feb 28, 2010

I gotta say  Sucess!

This was a very well made route.


EastKing - Mar 3, 2010 1:00 am Date Climbed: Feb 28, 2010

Got them both  Sucess!

Using this general ridgeline. Highly recommended route.

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