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quote:

Originally posted by Dru:

But would you say it is a "hazardous enigma"???
[laf]

Maybe it is "pure joy, and distinctly subalpine."

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Beckey on North Star and Agnes:

 

North Star

North Star was climbed by a U.S. Geological Survey party about 1904; they used the summit as a triangulation point.

 

Agnes

The first exploration of the mountain was in July 1909 when Asa Post, Walter Bergman, and a companion climbed sister peak Mount Asa (7060 ft). Agnes was not climbed until summer 1936: W. Ronald Frazier and Dan O'Brien made the ascent from the West Fork Agnes Creek valley, making a bivouac on the descent.... Agnes is seldom climbed, and all approaches are rugged (only fourteen parties succeeded by 1987). In 1947 Lawrence Nielson and Austin Post hiked the Yew-Agnes ridge and Asa ridge continuation, crossing the rugged pass between Asa and Agnes...

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When I climbed Gunsight it looked like you could cross the blue glacier and descend down to a lake and head over to Agnes w/out any brush travel. This might be the way to do it... go in through downey creek and across dome and down. Would make a hell of a tour in any case.

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Hey, cool suggestion robertm. I'm filing that away for later... If you did Dome and Agnes and wanted to continue in the same direction to finish a traverse, what would follow? I don't have any maps here [Frown]

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You DO have a set of topos there. It is at www.topozone.com (search Agnes Mtn in WA and it should come up). There is no continuation on that imaginary traverse to Agnes -- the mountain drops almost 6,000 feet to the creeks north and east of it.

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Hey, you're right... On both counts. Those maps are really cool, but Agnes would have to be a detour on any traverse.

 

I've heard people sometimes continue the Ptarmigan Traverse all the way over to Bonanza and Holden though, that sounds good.

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quote:

Originally posted by wayne1112:

The oldest one I have seen is the one I found from 1945, after I did the first ever solo, and the most recent ascent in in 17 years. I did the 13th ascent total > It was a complete nightmare of a climb

OK , I guess I didnt say which peak it was !

 

St. Peters Dome in the Columbia River George, Oregon

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1908.  Asa Peak.  Original paper probably still up there along with the can, at least it was a few years ago.

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Sadly...ASA Peak was removed by somebody.  The person never submitted this valuable peace of History into the University of Washington archives either.

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The photo above was taken after I was nearly creamed by rockfall on the approach to the summit tower.  I jumped into a moat to escape the barrage, only to cut my finger on my axe as I tumbled in. 7/12/2011

It's amazing what memories are jogged just by taking a look at a photo.

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