Vesper Peak Climber's Log

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Matt Lemke

Matt Lemke - Jul 26, 2011 3:08 am Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2011

Headlee Pass  Sucess!

Great July snow climb. Frozen Vesper Lake and a fantastic glissade. Did I mention great views and a bluebird day!

belowfellow

belowfellow - Feb 16, 2011 7:31 pm Date Climbed: Mar 6, 2010

perfect conditions  Sucess!

for this ascent. i only wish i had brought my splitboard...

Josh Lewis

Josh Lewis - Jan 12, 2011 1:53 am Date Climbed: Feb 7, 2010

Great Glissade!  Sucess!

I've been up this peak many times and never grow tired of it, but I very much like the winter ascent. The glissade down headlee Pass was very good.

Snidely Whiplash

Snidely Whiplash - Jan 4, 2011 3:42 pm Date Climbed: Aug 18, 1988

Wonderful rock  Sucess!

If melted out, the lake in the basin is just beautiful and a nice dip on a hot day. The white rock is sublime.

ExcitableBoy

ExcitableBoy - Dec 27, 2010 11:10 am

North Face  Sucess!

Climbed the North Face from the glacier. Three pitches in loose gullys, four nearly unprotectable pitches on super clean slabs.

Dan Winter

Dan Winter - Oct 4, 2010 10:35 am Date Climbed: Oct 3, 2010

Pea Soup  Sucess!

A fun hike even on a foggy day! Enjoyed the company of some good friends and some amazing summit treats including apple pie!

RokIzGud

RokIzGud - Mar 22, 2010 12:55 am Date Climbed: Feb 7, 2010

Headlee Pass  Sucess!

Went up with my buddies Mark and Josh. It was a great winter climb!

Mike Lewis

Mike Lewis - Mar 9, 2010 8:36 pm

Vesper via Headlee Pass  Sucess!

Not sure what day I summited, but I know for certain it was some time in 2006. I had attempted in 2005 but I was still in my infancy stage of hiking and I had no idea what I was doing back then. Attempted again with my family in August 2008. Gorgeous! I love the lake, Sperry, the alpine scramble and small glacier below... always gorgeous from up there. Would love to try it in winter some time.

beaudaddy85

beaudaddy85 - Mar 7, 2010 5:45 pm Date Climbed: Mar 5, 2010

Sunrise Mine/ Headlee Pass Route  Sucess!

Hit snow pack at Wirtz basin and was consistent to the summit. Headlee Pass was the toughest section of the trip. Snow broke through either 3 ft or was pure ice the whole way up, steep incline in many spots. Easy going down to the lake, moderate, steady incline to the summit. Thin snow over the slabs around the summit. Better snow conditions on that side of Headlee. Some of the talus fields are melting underneath, so be careful going over snow bridges. Some spots have 4' or 5' hollow sections that look firm on the surface. Great day, Great views!!!

RAdams

RAdams - Nov 29, 2009 12:43 am Date Climbed: Jun 15, 1980

Standard route  Sucess!

Have been up several times. Hauled skis up most of the way once, but there was too much debris on top of the snow to make it worthwhile below Headlee Pass. Great glissade once down chute to Frozen over Lake Elan.

Darren9

Darren9 - Nov 7, 2009 2:16 am

North Face bailed  Sucess!

Attempted North Face but rain changed our minds...climbed standard route instead, and still it was a good day. Love the Cascades.

project360

project360 - Oct 14, 2009 11:33 pm Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2007

Perfect Climb for Everyone  Sucess!

Love this peak. So close but appears far away...

Doehle

Doehle - Oct 14, 2009 12:35 pm Date Climbed: Oct 11, 2009

Standard Route  Sucess!

Nice, if cold, day out. Good views from the summit. Valleys had some of the best color I've ever seen.

geosean

geosean - Oct 7, 2009 12:45 pm Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2008

Headlee Route  Sucess!

Lots of brush on the approach, very wet on a late summer morning. Make sure you take to the ridge right at the outlet stream (I kept going to the lake, then ascended to the summit, this involves a lot of unnecessary steep slab climbing).

ericwillhite

ericwillhite - Oct 7, 2009 2:01 am Date Climbed: Jun 12, 2004

Good climb  Sucess!

Had to leave my dog well below the pass, too much steep snow.

Winter - Jul 24, 2009 1:10 pm Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2009

North Face  Sucess!

Spent a beautiful day on the North Face of Vesper Peak last weekend. Brief TR and photos can be found here: http://chriswinter.blogspot.com/2009/07/vesper-peak-north-face.html.

The lower buttresses were the crux. We ended up climbing a mossy mid-5th class right facing corner that protected fairly well and actually had ok rock. Wouldn't have been viable if it was wet, as it probably is much of the year. The rest was fun simulclimbing to the summit.

RomaK

RomaK - Sep 30, 2008 4:49 am Date Climbed: Sep 28, 2008

Beautiful September Day  Sucess!

Spectacular views all around, especially with such clean air. Great view of everything from North Cascades (Baker, Shuksan, Pickets, Eldorado, Ptarmigan area) to Stuart range and the central crest (Daniel, Lemah, Chimney Rock). For those bored with class 2 walking, follow the east ridge crest (climber's right on the slope heading to the summit) for some exciting 3rd and 4th class scrambling above a 1000' drop to Copper glacier.

lukic

lukic - Sep 15, 2008 9:19 pm Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2008

North face  Sucess!

Outrageously beautiful area with terrific weather and a great partner. Skipped descending the glacier because we didn't feel like carrying ice ax/crampons, but I'll be back another day for that.

jordansahls

jordansahls - Aug 11, 2008 1:58 am Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2008

Rain rain go away! (standard route)  Sucess!

Not to much snow up to the pass, but lots after that. We had an amazing view of white from the summit. damn the rain!

gimpilator

gimpilator - Sep 13, 2006 6:34 pm Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2006

Hike and a half  Sucess!

That's a hike and a half. Some loose stuff coming up the pass. Very nice views from the summit. Nick found the log stashed in a pipe.

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