Pacific Peak Climber's Log

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MountainHikerCO - Mar 4, 2008 8:17 pm Date Climbed: Oct 13, 1991

McCullough Gulch  Sucess!

This was my first climb of Pacific. We climbed Atlantic as well from the McCullough Gulch trailhead. I returned to this pair 9-2-06.


DharmaBum1984 - Jan 19, 2008 1:51 am Date Climbed: Oct 5, 2007

West Ridge  Sucess!

Fun scramble up the west ridge followed by lunch with the ravens at Pacific Tarn, then on to Atlantic and back down to Mayflower Gulch.

Foxy Long Bottoms

Foxy Long Bottoms - Sep 22, 2007 8:13 pm Date Climbed: Sep 24, 2007

West Ridge  Sucess!

Fun, mellow day. Summated Atlantic again too. Hiked with the roozers.


seth@LOKI - Jul 26, 2007 12:44 pm Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2007

Highest lake at 13,500?  Sucess!

Lonely at the top this July. I expected to see more friends but alas Pacific was peaceful. I had a nice view and boot ski down to what I understand is officially the highest lake in the contigous US (According to limited research on my part, Lake of the Sun at 13,780' is in the Crater of Nevado de Toluca volcano, is the highest in North Amercan) I've also heard that there is a "lake" (that some nuts have gone into with scuba gear) under Mount Ranier's icy summmit. If these are actual lakes, it would seem that these would be above 14,000 feet and therefore higher. Anyone know?

3 in a day! heres the repeat story...
I've approached Fletcher 3 times and turned back from a blizzard from Blue Lakes, and thwumping avalanches from the Mayflower Gulch side. This I climbed the rock rib left of the main gulley from Mayflower Gulch. The rocks were slick as snot from perpetual rain the night before. Clouds rolled in and turned me away from Driftwood, but the clouds seemed stable as I descended. I didn't like the rotten Chamonix looking traverse to Atlantic, so I went up the green south wall of Atlantic Peak nad onto Pacific, then a quick visit to the cute little green horn on the way back to Mayflowwer Gulch.


rpace - Jul 8, 2007 3:20 am Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2007

East Ridge  Sucess!

Great climb on a great route. Excellent views from the summit! Descended the normal McCullough Gulch route


volda2000 - Jun 11, 2007 2:30 pm Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2007

North Ridge (Crystal-Pacific-Atlantic)  Sucess!

Number two of three peaks for the day. What a great peak! I loved the views while climbing this route. Passed solo climber with the same route as us just in reverse order.


shanahan96 - Feb 2, 2007 4:46 am Date Climbed: Jan 26, 2007

winter west ridge  Sucess!

6/12/09- climbed the north couloir with sarah and dwight. the recent snows gave the couloir a softer top layer instead of the expected hard pack after the bend. we measured it at 52 degrees after the bend. it got steeper after that(55-57 degrees) but i don't know if it touched 60 degrees or not.

1/26/07- climbed the west ridge, and oh man it's one beastly winter climb. lots of class four with a low five crux. the ice and snow force you places you don't always want to go. bring your axe AND crampons!



csmcgranahan - Aug 13, 2006 5:00 pm Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2006

Solitude on Pacific  Sucess!

Summited with my friend Jake after we summited Crystal Peak. Nice ridge walk between the two with a nice finish on Pacific. We had both peaks and everything above tree line in Spruce Creek Basin to ourselves. Great day!

Brian Kalet

Brian Kalet - May 15, 2006 5:30 pm Date Climbed: May 13, 2006

North Couloir (ascent), Northeast Slopes (descent)  Sucess!

Skied from the summit! From Crystal Peak.


doumall - Apr 19, 2006 1:47 am Date Climbed: Apr 9, 2006

West Ridge  Sucess!

Steep snow traverses and avalanche awareness required for this route at this time of the year! Very enjoyable. Over to Atlantic and down.


NanitaD - Apr 7, 2006 12:42 am Date Climbed: Jun 9, 1991

From Maflower Gultch  Sucess!

Good snow up, nice traverse to Atlanic, and great glissade down.

Mountain Jim

Mountain Jim - Mar 23, 2006 3:06 am Date Climbed: Jun 9, 1991

From Mayflower Gulch  Sucess!

Nice summit view.


altitude14er - Mar 17, 2006 4:48 pm Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2005

West Ridge via Mayflower Gulch Trailhead  Sucess!

We climbed the West Ridge quickly on this superb summer morning. The Class 3 scrambling on this peak is fairly easy yet this route should be given respect. If you got offtrack on the ridge the difficulty of climbing could get a lot harder. Don't expect to find any cairns to lead the way. The ridge shows no sign of man.


markhyams - Mar 5, 2006 6:34 pm Date Climbed: Jul 21, 1999

S Ridge  Sucess!

Climbed this with Atlantic from McCullough gulch. One of the best basins in the front range.


chicagotransplant - Jan 9, 2006 8:43 pm

Route Climbed: Northeast Slopes Date Climbed: August 7, 2004  Sucess!

Highest lake I have ever seen, Pacific Tarn!

indianhillsted - Oct 27, 2005 5:39 pm

Route Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: July 17 2004

Great day (a little rain), didn't come close to the summit. Route finding took more time than I anticipated. Millions of wildflowers on the way down.

jcolar - Sep 18, 2005 3:07 pm

Route Climbed: West ridge Date Climbed: Sept. 12, 2005  Sucess!

Nice climb with lots of loose rock.


rcorby2 - Sep 12, 2005 10:22 am

Route Climbed: West Ridge Date Climbed: September 19, 2005  Sucess!

A fine scramble with plenty of lose rock to keep your attention.

mconnell - Aug 18, 2005 10:28 pm

Route Climbed: NE Slopes via Spruce Creek Date Climbed: August 17, 2005  Sucess!

Nice hike and snow climb. Summit was windy with a bit of graupel. Headed to Atlantic and then down McCullough Gulch, across Wheeler trail to the car.


Asphazell - Jul 29, 2005 8:37 pm

Route Climbed: West Ridge (Class III) Date Climbed: 07/02/05  Sucess!

After taking the wrong route last year which lead to getting cliffed out and then weathered out when we got back on course, this was a very sweet summit! Fun route, mostly class II in my opinon, minimal exposure and moderate route-finding. Climbed with member altitude14er.

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