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first ascent [TR] New route on "Peak 33" in Salmon River Range - NW prow 7/2/2013

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Trip: New route on "Peak 33" in Salmon River Range - NW prow


Date: 7/2/2013


Trip Report:

Once again, Pat does a great job of describing a new route we put up, possibly the first on the North side, of a delightful cliff above lake 33 in the Salmon RIver mountains near McCall. I'll just link that post on the Idaho Outdoors Forum.


Peak 33 trip report.


I had been waiting for the opportunity to do this for two years. The rock is solid and well featured, but the cracks above the winter snow line are full of moss. Someone with time on their hands could pick a 4 pitch line, rap from the top and clean the cracks, then have a great climb from the bottom.


Gear Notes:

Take a wire brush plus a smallish alpine rack. Long slings for girth hitching trees are essential.


Approach Notes:

Stay left on the approach to take the correct col into lake 33. It's not well marked. Once off the lake fork creek valley floor, follow the cairns to the col and down the other side to avoid cliffy spots. Great camp sites at the base of the cliff, with water, or down by the lake a 20 minute steep hike below.

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