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[TR] Eldorado Peak - East Ridge 6/28/2009

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Trip: Eldorado Peak - East Ridge

 

Date: 6/28/2009

 

Trip Report:

My friend Brennan and I climbed Eldorado on Sunday, so here's a quick report for the kids so's you can see the conditions in the neighborhood.

 

The weatherman (weatherperson?) was right on the money this time: light rain on Sunday morning, then clearing. Here we are in Torment Basin, complete with T-shirt drying on rock while weather clears.

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The trail is melted out between Torment and Roush Basins, although we didn't see it until the way back. Here's our Inspiration Glacier sunscreen break

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Climbers on the East Ridge

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Party of 9 busy not breaking any land speed records on the East Ridge. These were the only open crevasses on the entire route.

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Brennan approaching the summit, with the Torment-Forbidden traverse taunting us in the background

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Moraine Lake, Buckner, etc. from Eldorado's summit

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Brennan coming off the top

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Klawatti Peak

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Glacier Peak and the ridge separating Roush and Torment Basins

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Cascade Pass area

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Happy to be done with this part of the trip down.

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Gear Notes:

Nothing open on the glacier, a few holes right of the route for the final 500 feet, you make the call.

 

Approach Notes:

Cross the creek. Go uphill for a long ways. Walk over big rocks until you get to snow.

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