NE Ridge Black Peak July 30, 2017
The approach to the NE ridge of Black Peak has a bit of steep snow and a bit of steep talus. Crampons and ice axe were very helpful in the early morning on firm steep snow to access the ridge.
Climbing on the NE ridge itself is quite loose at first but gets better higher up. Generally the route stays within 20 to 30 feet of the ridge crest, with the best climbing on the ridge crest itself. When in doubt, stay on the ridge!
South Face Gullies of Black Peak – descent
The upper south face gullies are completely snow free and are marked very well with cairns for route finding. The broad snow gully to approach the upper section is still mostly snow, with some steep loose talus at the top. This may be the most unpleasant part of the route. A lovely climb over all.
August 02, 2017
Last updated: August 2, 2017