Peak(s):  Homestake Pk  -  13,209 feet
Date Posted:  03/01/2010
Modified:  10/21/2010
Date Climbed:   02/27/2010
Author:  taylorzs
 homestake east ridge descent   

Here is a link to my trip report on Homestake Peak a couple days ago:

Comments or Questions

03/02/2010 02:39
Do you know the steepest slope angle you were on? Maybe I missed it.

Looks like a nice tour.


slope angle
03/02/2010 07:24
Up until the final 100‘ or so it was all pretty easy skinning so maybe the max pitch was 25 degrees or so. Im just guessing I didnt put an inclometer on it. The final summit block steepened up to maybe 35 degrees. It was just steep enough that skinning was problematic at the top. The other guys snowshoed right up it and if I had used my skinning crampons I could have gotten up it easily. It was such a short pitch I just kickstepped up the last bit with my board on my back. It was still a windscoured ridge so the ave danger was not there.

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