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Lichtenberg Mountain

Three Seattle students, two Everett students, a 'hamster and I did this on 8/9 by the route described in Goldman, "Washington Scrambles". This is a strenuous 2 or 3 and a technical 3. If one traverses further around the South side of the peak and ascends the broad slope that leads up to the saddle between the East and West Peaks and then traverses toward the peak the technical rating would be less. In either case, after getting to a saddle (not the main saddle) near a large gendarme, drop down to the right to a talus field, traverse toward a buttress with a vertical face, and ascend up evergreen vegetation and then a small bit of rock to the summit. There may be other ways to get to the top by bypassing the gendarme higher but they weren't obvious. Bypassing the gendarme on the left and approaching the peak from the left is not an option.

 

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Ken Small
Ken Small says:
Mon, May 23, 2016 11:50 AM

<p>Three Seattle students, two Everett students, a 'hamster and I did this on 8/9 by the route described in Goldman, &quot;Washington Scrambles&quot;. This is a strenuous 2 or 3 and a technical 3. If one traverses further around the South side of the peak and ascends the broad slope that leads up to the saddle between the East and West Peaks and then traverses toward the peak the technical rating would be less. In either case, after getting to a saddle (not the main saddle) near a large gendarme, drop down to the right to a talus field, traverse toward a buttress with a vertical face, and ascend up evergreen vegetation and then a small bit of rock to the summit. There may be other ways to get to the top by bypassing the gendarme higher but they weren't obvious. Bypassing the gendarme on the left and approaching the peak from the left is not an option.</p>