TAY 32.7 (2020.66) - Mount Shuksan - Where was this class 3 scramble?
What an adventure. 5.5 casual hours to get to the base of the pyramid, 20 minutes to get 200ft from the summit, 3 hours to get those last 200ft, 3 hours to get down off the pyramid. 3 hours to get back to car. All in all a pretty epic day.
The snow in the gully was rotten. We got about 200ft from the summit and decided it was too sketch to continue in the snow. We ended up in the rocks climbers left of the gully. That route seemed a little too sketchy in our trail runners. But Colin was comfortable enough to solo up the the rap stations and belay Marshall and me up. Made it to the top the hard way, but we made it up.
The glacier was in great shape, only a couple of small cracks opening up along the regular route, obvious and easy to avoid.
Also - If you're up there and you see a Black Diamond Expedition pole with a PoleClinometer on it somewhere on the lower half of the summit pyramid, that's mine, I'd love to get it back.
Shuksan summit pyramid
Climbing the rocks lookers left of gully.
The snow in the gully was rotten. We moved over to the rocks lookers left of the gully. That was still pretty sketch in our trail runners, but Colin felt comfortable enough to solo up to rap stations and belay Marshall and me up. The climbing wasn't hard, just bad timing on the route.
Made it to the summit!
There weren't any empty pages in the registry. Added our own. Let's go shred some schmoo gnar!
Colin and Marshall on summit
Perfect weather today. Summit views were amazing!
Colin rapping down.
Rapping down made our descent a little faster, but it still took a while. Mostly because Colin and Marshall giving me lessons on proper rapping technique.