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Trip Report    

Basic Alpine Climb - Lundin Peak/West Ridge

hiked up guye/snoqualmie trail and then took snoqualmie fork and then took climber's path to valley between cave ridge and snoqualmie. walked up valley. headed up toward lion's head/chief seattle rock and gained ridge(we could have gained the ridge below(climber's riight) the lion's head/chief seattle rock). took ridge until we could traverse to base of lundin west ridge. this year there was water in the valley between cave ridge and mount snoqualmie. one of the previous years there wasn't.

  • Road suitable for all vehicles

hiked up guye/snoqualmie trail and then took snoqualmie fork and then took climber's path to valley between cave ridge and snoqualmie.  walked up valley.  headed up toward lion's head/chief seattle rock and gained ridge(we could have gained the ridge below(climber's riight) the lion's head/chief seattle rock).  took ridge until we could traverse to base of lundin west ridge.  we harnessed up.  
scrambled along ridge(class 3/4), then traversed on north side of ridge on goat paths, then headed back up to ridge.  i led up a little 40' easy class 4 face climber's left of the rap route, placing one #1 cam and then belayed the rest of us up.  easy scramble to summit.  one rap <15m.
this year there was water in the valley between cave ridge and mount snoqualmie.  one of the previous years there wasn't.

 4:42 car to summit
 0:24 summit stay
 3:59 summit to car
 9:05 car to car

equipment: 30m rope, harness, helmet, rock shoes #1 cam
equipment brought, but not used: .5cam, .75 cam

compare to:
lundin 7-30-2014

5.25mi 3336' gain
3:01 car to base of climb
1:53 base of climb to summit
0:39 summit stay
3:32 summit to car
9:04 car to car
equipment: harness, helmet, 120' 8mm rope, one 30m 8mm rope, rock shoes
equipment brought but not used: cams

lundin + snoqualmie 8-14-2013

5.61mi 3743' gain
2:14 car to snoqualmie summit
0:05 summit stay
2:37 snoqualmie summit to lundin summit
0:13 summit stay
3:51 lundin summit to car
9:00 car to car
equipment: helmet, harness, 30m rap rope, rock shoes
Lundin Peak Route Map

 

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