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Dewey Peak

  • Fri, Sep 19, 2014
  • Dewey Peak
  • Climbing

We climbed Dewey peak Sat. Sep. 6th. About eleven hours round trip, but this included some long breaks and a party at the Dewey-Seymour saddle. From the PCT leave the trail on the county line, near 5400'. This allows for cross-country travel on game trails without much bushwhacking. From the Dewey-Seymour saddle, follow more game trails on the ridge top towards the Dewey summit block. Follow the existing climb description; note one can scramble up one side or climb on loose ledges to the far ridge on the other side. The climbing on the ledges and on the ridge is loose but easy. There is exposure and we used handlines. The rappel is from a large boulder perched on the edge; it does not inspire a tonne of confidence but it appears solid. This route has little actual climbing and a lot of loose rock but great views. From the Dewey-Seymour saddle one can easily ascend Seymour via 2nd-class travel in about 40 minutes.