Adam and I took the West Ridg eto the summit just to be able to pass over the Skamania CoHP. Trip Report.
We had snowy but good conditions on most of the route. The final section after gaining the ridge was an easy but uncomfortable tip-toe on loose boulders. The glacier seems dormant.
Bob Bolton & I made the effort in a long day from the southwest side. That pile of rocks where the liner is situated is a nasty place to be. A trip report is found at cohp.org
I had a BBQ to attend the previous day, which made my plans for a two-day trip to the Skamania CoHP and High Rock (Lewis CoGPP) harder to accomplish... so I turned it into a long single-day excursion. Who needs sleep? Apparently, not me... zzzzzz... I immediately left the BBQ, drove down 5+ hours for the Skamania CoHP, and then a while later did that... it took 9-1/2 hours roundtrip using the Stagman Ridge approach. Then I immediately drove far north, and then east, to the High Rock trailhead and summited that mountain. I was glad to get the Skamania CoHP and the Lewis CoGPP out of the way in one trip. The southwest approach route for Skamania CoHP was VERY straightforward for me. Highly recommended!!! "Skamania Pinnacle" was my 25th WA CoHP.
Visited the Skamania County hp with Bob B., Duane G., Greg S., and Edward E.. Weather was fantastic and we approached from the north via the Divide Camp route, to the PCT, then straight line to the toe of the Pinnacle Glacier. No hazards on the lower Pinnacle. Gained West Ridge at about 8,200 ft and climbed the rock pile ridge to the county line.
Greg and Edward skied the Pinnacle section on the way back. Saw only two other people all day.
Cohp #54, WA cohp #28.