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Mount Washington/Standard South Route (Olympics)

  • Sun, Aug 9, 2015
  • Climbing

Did a private climb on 8/08, only 2 of us in our party and we took few breaks. Started at TH at 11:40am, summited at 2pm, back to the TH at 4:30pm-ish. The TH starts at a large boulder near the parking lot, there should be a orange tape flag tied to the tree. The trail ascends steeply, and I would equate it to the old trail on mail box peak in snoqualmie. There were no sources of water anywhere on the trial. There are a few forks in the trail prior to reaching the upper meadow area, and stay climber's left. Several sections are low 3rd class scrambling. Once at the upper meadow, we shoot straight center to the hour glass, which is a short pitch of 4 class climbing. Above was a scree field which I would have preferred an ice axe on; it could be dicey in rain. The route goes to a goat trail climbers right near the top of the scree field. Follow it up to the ridge, where a stone wind shelters sits. Continue up towards the summit, and a trail will take you around the summit block, climbers right, to a gulley behind the summit block, which you can easily climb up to the true summit. Descend the same route.