Climbed in apocalyptic smoke from the B.C. wildfires. Really fun scramble! Did Easy Mox later that day.
After packing up to Redoubt Col, we took off for Redoubt. We found the large gully, but stayed in it too long and ended up climbing some horribly loose steep stuff. Once we got back on route higher up, the scrambling, and 4th class finish was fun! We found the correct route on the descent which was to the skiers right of where we ascended...down a nice ledge and along the ridge.
Traversed around from the Mox Peaks and up the standard route. Above the hideous talus-fan, I found semi-chossy class 3-4 with a short 5th class finish. Going down via the West Redoubt Glacier was a really bad idea, as it is completely blocked by crevasses in several places. Fortunately the slabs to the north are class 3. Trip report.
Depot Creek Falls and the summit were the cruxes in my opinion. Beware that the rock is a little loose, but not terribly so. The approach is lengthy, but great. I would certainly recommend this to alpine enthusiasts.
My first climb in 2 years! Ouzel Lake camp is one of my favorite in all of my travels. Idyllic to say the least. The glacier was very forgiving and the scramble down the Redoubt/Bear col was manageable. I appreciated the abundance of cairns along the loose, exposed scrambling route and the upper Depot Creek Valley. You will want a rope for the descent, but choose your rappel stations carefully. Not all of them will take you where you want to go. The views from the summit are spectacular!
We would second setrent's recommendation to have a rope, also would recommend a few pieces of pro for the 1st bit of the summit scramble. Don't be the second party in the summit gully!
Worthwhile for the views, and for visiting a remote part of the Cascades.
A rope comes in handy for a few rappels past some fourth class climbing. A fun route in a great setting.
Gorgeous view of the Picket Range from summit