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 Peak(s):  Pacific Pk  -  13,950 feet
Crystal Pk A  -  13,852 feet
 Post Date:  03/19/2012
 Date Climbed:   03/17/2012
 Posted By:  strudolyubov

 West Ridge of Pacific Peak and traverse to Crystal Peak (picture album)   

Route: West Ridge of Pacific Peak/Southwest Ridge of Crystal Peak from Mayflower Gulch
Date: 03-17-2012
Climbers: strudolyubov

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At the base of the West Ridge: looking back at Mayflower Hill and Jacques Peak


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Looking up the lower part of the West Ridge


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South side of the first tower


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Looking up the gully above the first tower


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Looking down the gully bypassing the first group of towers


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A close-up view of the slab traverse


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The lower towers and slab traverse section


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Looking back at the lower 1/3 of the ridge


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The Northwest Face of Pacific Peak as seen from the West Ridge


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Rock towers in the middle of the ridge


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West Ridge of Atlantic Peak


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Looking back at the continious snow section of the ridge


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The gully leading to the upper ridge


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View from the top of the gully


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Approaching the false summit


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False summit: view south


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False summit: view north


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Pacific Peak summit pyramid as seen from the false summit


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Looking down the North Face Couloir


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Pacific Peak summit: view west


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Pacific Peak summit: view towards Crystal Peak


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Pacific Peak summit: view east


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The upper North Couloir


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The North Face of Pacific Peak as seen from connecting ridge to Crystal


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Southwest Ridge of Crystal Peak


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Pacific Peak as seen from SW Ridge of Crystal Peak


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Approaching the summit of Crystal Peak


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Back to Mayflower Gulch: looking up the Pacific Creek drainage



Thumbnails for uploaded photos (click to open slideshow):
 


  • Comments or Questions (2)
Jay521


Nice!     2012-03-19 16:25:08
I have always wanted to do that loop. Your TR makes me want to do it tomorrow! Great pictures, Sergey!


strudolyubov

Re: Nice!     2012-03-20 11:53:55
Thanks Jay!

This is definitely a fun route with incredible views.



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