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Mount Thompson/East Ridge

Trip Date: 08/23/2015
Party Size: 5
Departed PCT trailhead at 6:15 AM. Stopped at Ridge Lake to get water. One 60m rope was used to bring participants up about 20' of class 4 chimney near the top. On the summit from 1-1:30 PM. Four parties of two also climbed the West Ridge today and were descending either just ahead or just behind us. Our group setup three rappels on the way down, third rap was optional. First and second rappel were both along the same fall line, so everyone descended the first rappel before starting the second. Stopped at Ridge Lake to get more water. Back at TH at 8:15 PM. GPS tracks said about 19 miles and 5700' total elevation gain.