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Kangaroo Temple/North Face

September 13, 2014 Camped the prior night at Cutthroat Lake TH. Drove to the Highway 20 switchback the next morning and we were hiking at 6:20 am on the way to Kangaroo Temple. Got to the Notch and started the climb at 9:05 am, had some difficulty route finding as I was actually climbing the Northeast Face but was using Mountaineers North Face route description. I last climbed Northeast Face in 1994 and after completing the second pitch I readily recognized the "open book" of the third pitch. Used a single 50 m rope for climb and rappel, 60 m rope would have worked better for rappel. Summited at 12:15, took a break and then rappelled down back to the Notch, then hiked back to the highway arriving at 5:40 pm. Immediately drove back to Bellingham, arriving at 8:30 pm. Beautiful climb, warm day, clear skies and no snow anywhere.

 

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