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Alpine Scramble - Peak 6821 (Paddy Go Easy Pass)

Peak 6821 (Paddy-Go-Easy) 6821'

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  • Technical 3, Strenuous 3
  • Mileage: 7.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,400 ft
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Paddy-Go-Easy Peaks (Peak 6821, Peak 6566 and Peak 6573) LOCATION: Paddy-Go-Easy pass, (and the peaks along its ridge) are located near the end of the Salmon La Sac road north of Roslyn. ROUTE: There are several scramble peaks located along the ridge. The plan is to go up the North Scatter Creek trail (not shown on the USGS map), scramble the peaks northward along the Paddy-Go-Easy ridge then come down the main Paddy-Go-Easy trail where we will car shuttle the 2 miles back to the initial trailhead. Note that the trip title just says "6821". That is because the standard database info does not include all the peaks we will climb. Peak 6821 from Sprite Lake DIFFICULTY: Officially, these peaks are only given a technical rating of '3', however, there is a lot of rock up there and a lot of options up to a technical level of 4 or 5. My plan is to spend most of the day scrambling up and down as much of the ridge as we can. The gain will be about 4500 to 5000 feet depending on how many of the peaks we make it to the top of. The hiking distance is probably about 10 - 12 miles. SWIMMING: No day in the mountains is complete without a swim in a lake. Assuming the weather is warm and the water is not too cold, we will take a dip in Sprite lake. If nothing else we will stop there to filter/treat water. Sprite Lake MEETING PLACE: I-90 Exit #20 (Highpoint / Tiger Mtn) at 6:00 AM to consolidate carpools. Meet on the frontage road about 100 yards from the freeway interchange. You can carpool to the meeting place via the clubhouse assignments or just meet us there. OTHER NOTES: Axe is not needed, but definitely bring your climbing helmet. MAPS: Following are some jpg images of maps of the location of Peaks and the climbing route. They are fairly large, so they might be slow over a dial-up line. You can print the detailed one to save yourself the cost of buying the USGS. http://home.comcast.net/~johngilbertwentclimbing/Routes/Paddy-Go-EasyDetail.JPG http://home.comcast.net/~johngilbertwentclimbing/Routes/Paddy-Go-EasyOverview.JPG To most efficiently print the detailed file above, see these tips: http://home.comcast.net/~johngilbertwentclimbing/Misc/PrintingTips.htm Final Note: I will be out of town the 2 weeks prior to the trip and might not be able to reply to email. I can call you back on the morning of August 12.
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Peak 6821 (Paddy Go Easy Pass)


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