West ridge, then to Atlantic. West ridge is a fun scramble.
Hiked up Pacific and Atlantic over Labor Day 2006.
West ridge in winter with Rachael. Was definitely more than we bargained for! After having been up this ridge in summer and seeing the lower part on our approach, we thought this would be a fun quick winter scramble, but the upper ridge was much snowier than evident and forced us into a lot of sketchy traverses. Descended the north ridge, that went much better!
PC Combination - from Mohawk Lakes, traversed onto Crystal and descended Spruce Creek Drainage.
Also, walked over to Father's Dyer from Crystal.
This peak is 13950 feet. It is essentially one drainage north of Quandary, the 14er. Yet even though Pacific Peak is in an amazing setting, and is a great peak with a sharp summit, there is literally no one on it, and there are hardly any signs that anyone ever does this route. Yet if it was 50 feet higher, you'd be with a crowd of people. All hail the high 13ers!
Went up the Mohawk Lakes drainage and up a grungy gully to get to the SE Ridge. Overall very nice and scenic hike; highly recommended.
Traversed over from Atlantic. Probably one of my favorite summits. So rugged. Decent via north saddle.
Drove my Forester up to the upper trailhead without too much trouble. Climbed the West Ridge from Mayflower Gulch. Overall a cool route with some exposure. Headed over to Atlantic and down Atlantic's West Ridge.
Mostly straightfoward, with a bit of a scramble from the notch. The NW couloir looks like it would be fun when it's in. Trip report.
Loop fm Mayflower Gulch to Atlantic, then Pacific, down Humbug Creek and parallel hwy 91 back to vehicles.
Started-up at 6:13am from Mayflower Gulch road, reached summit via West Ridge route at 9:09am on this fine morning..........Another centennial 13er, sweet! Now over to Atlantic Peak.
Completed a traverse of Crystal, Pacific, and Atlantic via Spruce Creek.
Wow, I soloed this peak. I postholed for several miles from Mayflower gulch to the saddle between Pacfic and Crystal. Then I continued North Ridge, it was steep and with nice scramble between the false summit and the truth summit. Then another postholing in the forest in the evening. Overal great trip.
Easy tackle from McCullough Gulch
Via the West Ridge and then over to Atlantic.
stayed about 5 seconds on the summit after hearing buzzing with storms in the area
Second time up this peak, this time up the scrambly West Ridge. The scrambling is not too hard, but there is some loose rock especially in the gully used to bypass a technical looking tower lower on the ridge. Traversed over to Atlantic as well to go "coast to coast".
Very fun scramble. Hiking along the road to get back to the car sucked.
Fun climb but contrary to the report, this is a 4th class route with loose rock. Still, we didn't use a rope but some might feel more comfortable at least having a short rope with them (especially useful if you find yourself off route in sketchy terrain). All in all, one of my favorite routes.