Black Peak- 8/3/16

August 07, 2016 Posted by: Climbing Rangers

NE Ridge Black Peak 

This route is in fine shape currently. It is great ridge climb with overall fewer objective dangers (moats and loose gulleys) than some routes and fewer crowds. Several bivy sites exist at Wing Lake. The approach up to the ridge from Wing Lake is a combination of talus and a small section of steep snow. An ice axe is recommended for this section and maybe crampons if conditions are firm. Once on the ridge route-finding is straightforward with the rock quality improving as you get higher. Always stay within about 30 feet of the ridge proper. From the summit there is a dense cairn path in place to lead you down the south side of the mountain and back to Wing Lake. Once past the south side gully system, there is a steep loose scree field and some more snow to get back down to the lake.

Black Peak from Lewis Lake:

Black Peak from Lewis Lake

Climbing on the NE ridge:

The NE Ridge

-Climbing Rangers

Last updated: August 7, 2016

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