Johannesburg Mtn/SE Arete (Exploratory)
09/13/13 (Fri) - 09/15/13 (Sun)
Hike ~3 miles up abandoned Middle Fork Cascade River Road (from where it branches from Cascade Pass Road at ~1600') and Middle Fork Cascade River Trail to ~3100' (just past stream) see map Ascend through timber and a burnt/brushy area at ~4000 to campsite at ~6200', see map Quoting from Beckey's Cascade Alpine Guide, Vol. 3: "From camp, gain the ridge/arete. It is easiest to keep on the W side of the crest (class 3). At 7000' the original party climbed 2 pitches to E of the crest along an out sloping ledge, to reach a notch N of a large gendarme (keep right of the latter). Cross to the W through the notch and scramble to the summit ridge (join upper part of the East Route)." Here's a picture of the route in profile taken from Hidden Lake Peak.
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