West Ridge of Pacific Peak and traverse to Crystal Peak

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West Ridge of Pacific Peak and traverse to Crystal Peak
Created On: Mar 21, 2012
Last Edited On: Jul 28, 2012

Route Description

Date: 03-17-2012
Route: West Ridge of Pacific Peak from Mayflower Gulch/Southwest Ridge of Crystal Peak
Total Distance: 8.4 mi
Elevation Gain: 3,900 ft.


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West Ridge of Pacific Peak

Mayflower Hill and Jacques PeakMayflower Hill and Jacques Peak
At the base of West Ridge of Pacific PeakAt the base of West Ridge of Pacific Peak
First tower on the West RidgeFirst tower on the West Ridge
Looking up the gully above the first towerLooking up the gully above the first tower
Looking down the gully bypassing the first group of towersLooking down the gully bypassing the first group of towers
The slab traverseA close-up view of the slab traverse
The lower towers and slab traverse sectionThe lower towers and slab traverse section
The lower third of the West RidgeThe lower third of the West Ridge
The Northwest Face of Pacific PeakThe Northwest Face of Pacific Peak
Looking down along the West RidgeLooking down along the West Ridge
Rock towers in the middle of the ridgeRock towers in the middle of the ridge
Looking back at one of the towers in the middle section of the ridge
West Ridge of Atlantic Peak West Ridge of Atlantic Peak
Looking back at the continious snow section of the ridgeA continuous snow section of the ridge
The gully leading to the upper ridgeThe gully leading to the upper ridge
View from the top of the gullyView from the top of the gully
Approaching the false summitApproaching the false summit
False summit: view southFalse summit: view south
False summit: view northFalse summit: view north

Pacific Peak Summit

Pacific Peak summit pyramidPacific Peak summit pyramid
Looking down the North Face CouloirLooking down the North Face Couloir
Pacific Peak summit: view westPacific Peak summit: view west
Pacific Peak summit: view towards Crystal PeakPacific Peak summit: view towards Crystal Peak
Pacific Peak summit: view eastPacific Peak summit: view east

Traverse to Crystal Peak and return to Mayflower Gulch

The upper North Couloir The upper North Couloir
The North Face of Pacific PeakThe North Face of Pacific Peak
Southwest Ridge of Crystal PeakSouthwest Ridge of Crystal Peak
Pacific Peak from SW Ridge of Crystal PeakPacific Peak from SW Ridge of Crystal Peak
Approaching the summit of Crystal PeakApproaching the summit of Crystal Peak
Crystal Peak: summit view towards Peak 10Crystal Peak: summit towards Peak 10
Traversing below the West Ridge of Pacific PeakTraversing below the West Ridge of Pacific Peak
Mayflower GulchBack to Mayflower Gulch






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