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Ingalls Peak/South Ridge

Saturday 5/2/2015. The road to the trailhead is in great condition, must have been graded recently. No snow until after a couple of switchbacks on the trail, then we headed straight up the snow until the junction with the Longs pass trail. We put on crampons before reaching Ingalls pass and found continuous snow the rest of the way. We did a diagonal traverse under South Ingalls up to the base of the climb avoiding the trail to Ingalls lake. The first pitch was almost completely covered with snow, so we scrambled up the ramp to the left of the Dogtooth and set up the first belay at the base of the crack. There was no snow on the rest of the climbing route, but the scramble to the summit was completely snow covered. We used a double 60m rope rappel to get down to the big platform at the first belay, and then another double rope rappel to get down the scramble section.

We meet two other groups: 3 climbers from Tacoma Mountaineers who climbed the east ridge; and 4 climbers from Mazamas who climbed ahead of us on the south ridge.