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Ingalls Peak/South Ridge

Climb of Ingalls Peak

  • Road suitable for all vehicles

Weather: Clear skies, high of 85

- Group of 6 -> 3 leaders, 3 students
- 11.5 hours car-to-car

- Start: 7:30am
- Ingalls Pass: 9:30am
- Base of Climb: 11:30am
- Off MTN & Descending to cars: 3:30pm
- Parking lot: 7:00pm

Ice axes were needed but kicksteps we're sufficient to ascend the soft snow. No crampons or microspikes needed.

No real snow until Ingalls pass. Easy to navigate to the pass. If you hate mountaineering boots, good option would be to do approach shoes until the pass. Then cache them there and switch to mountaineering boots. 

Stay high and left above the summer camping grounds after coming over Ingalls pass. Don't descend to Lake Ingalls along the summer path or go up the summer boulder field below Ingalls Peak (longer and possible rock fall danger).

Snow was constant all the way up to the saddle below the first pitch. Great time plunge steeping and glacading on the way out.