We camped near Coal Creek, ascended to the saddle, then followed the NE ridge to the "Great Notch". Some detours to the east side of the ridge were necessary but route finding was easy. From there we climbed the standard four pitches. I found the first the hardest at honest 5.9 off the notch; this protects nicely with a pink tricam. The next hardest was the 3rd pitch with about 15' of well protected 5.7 crack climbing. Each pitch ended at obvious rappel stations. A few hundred feet of 3rd class lead from the top of the 4th pitch to the summit.
Fun climbing in perfect weather.
Approach via Park and Muir Creek. Climbed with son-in-law Ron. Got rained out on two previous attempts but had a great day this time.
Climbed the east ridge, via salvage mountain approach. Nice rock for the park. Climbed with the gang. Linda, Larry, and Al.
Great climb. Via muir creek with CG.
Left the Ranger station at closing and bushwacked up the creek to the east meadow. Camped there for the night before climbing to the notch. I was with Steve from Inglewood Ca. and Rick Olla. Steve was our ropes expert and we took time practicing the weeks before at the base of Cannon Mt. as it was close to work at Lake Mcdonald Lodge. Unfortunately, Rick didn't practice the overhangs like we had and could not make that first pull from the notch, even with the rocks built up to the first handhold.
We roped from there, climbed to the top, logged in and rappelled down, packed up, and made it back to the road before dark.
The bushwack up the creek was very difficult! While at the top We paid our respects to Harry, our commodities driver and fellow climber who died leading a climb up nearby Mt. Stimsom some three weeks earlier.
climbed this wonderful mountain via muir creek and the northeast ridge. 3 days total with about 9 hours of actual climbing.
Climbed with Paul Bishop. We used the Park Creek / Salvage Mountain approach and hiked from Walton Ranger Station - 9 hours to camp, including a "bear detour" around a mother black bear and cub. The climb took us about 12 hours from camp to camp - very enjoyable with no unexpected problems.