Sunlight Peak Summit on a perfect day

Sunlight Peak Summit on a perfect day

Page Type Page Type: Trip Report
Date Date Climbed/Hiked: Jul 3, 2015
Activities Activities: Mountaineering
Seasons Season: Summer

Great mountain in the north Crazies.

My two brothers, Alex and Andy, and I climbed Sunlight Peak on July 3rd.  A great time.  Great weather.  We chose the conventional route, directly up the ridge line from the Sunlight Lake saddle. 

We started hiking around 9:45 a.m., via the Sunlight trailhead.  Got to the saddle and looked down upon Sunlight Lake (and accompanying ponds) around 12:00 noon or so.  We began scrambling up the ridge and got to the summit around 2ish.

The going was easy, with need for use of hands occasionally.  The rock was loose and crumbly but navigable.

The top of this peak is actually a very long ridge.  Upon "topping" the ridge, one must continue more than a hundred yards on a relatively level plane in order to stand on the actual, precise summit (which might be 25 vertical feet above other knobs).

We piled up a few rocks and placed a PowerAid bottle as a summit registry.  Returned down by way of the same route.  Were back in the car around 4 or 5ish.


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