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Alpine Scramble - Sherpani Peak

Fun scramble on a beautiful day to great views.

  • Road suitable for all vehicles
  • There are a few trees down on the trail, a few of which were a bit awkward to get over or under.

    After crossing the main ridge NW of Paddy-Go-Easy Pass, part of the route was on snow, some of which would have been steep enough to require considerable care except that the snow was quite soft, especially on the descent.

On July 8, 2017, 6 scramblers climbed Sherpani Peak.  This peak, is not named on the USGS map, and isn't even designated with an elevation despite the fact that lower points on either side along the ridge are so designated.  Perhaps partly for this reason, the peak doesn't get climbed very often; we were the first party to sign the register this year.

As mentioned in a previous trip report, the route from the trail to the saddle NW of Paddy-Go-Easy can be through a talus slope or through the woods below.  Some of us found the talus slope (more of a boulder field in places) to be quite enjoyable, but it got a bit tedious for others.  On the way back, most of us opted for the woods, partly just to see how the route was.  The woods are mostly brush-free, which wasn't apparent from the trail.  Whichever route you take, when you see a line of trees going up the slope, you will find a nice path leading up in front of it.

The summit of Sherpani lived up to all the descriptions we had read; it's a very fun rock scramble.