WCP-10

WCP-10

pat
pat

August 24th, 2007, 5:28 am #1

Cliffed off again! This time, the tower which George, John, Roger, and I had ascended was only 5 feet lower than the true summit. Unfortunately the true summit was still 100 feet away. Last Tuesday we did a nifty traverse of the west ridge of WCP-10. The summit seems too tiny for its two cairns (who built those things anyway?), but it has a great view. WCP-10 is more like a peak in the Sawtooths than its gentler White Cloud neighbors. The traverse to Caulkens Peak was also a kick.

WCP-10



George and Roger on West Ridge


The crux is a steep, loose corner about 100 feet from the top


Pat and John on the top


George, John, and Roger on the East Ridge of Caulkens





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August 24th, 2007, 3:49 pm #2

Pat-
Looks like big fun. Thanks for sharing.

What was between you and the true summit?
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August 25th, 2007, 5:19 pm #3

John,

Like other serrated ridges, you don't know which point is the top until you get there. So you aim for the high point, get cliffed off, drop down a hundred feet or so, traverse, and repeat. Eventually you top out. We carried a single 30 meter rope for 4 people so were not about to do anything really hairy.

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August 25th, 2007, 7:14 pm #4

Cliffed off again! This time, the tower which George, John, Roger, and I had ascended was only 5 feet lower than the true summit. Unfortunately the true summit was still 100 feet away. Last Tuesday we did a nifty traverse of the west ridge of WCP-10. The summit seems too tiny for its two cairns (who built those things anyway?), but it has a great view. WCP-10 is more like a peak in the Sawtooths than its gentler White Cloud neighbors. The traverse to Caulkens Peak was also a kick.

WCP-10



George and Roger on West Ridge


The crux is a steep, loose corner about 100 feet from the top


Pat and John on the top


George, John, and Roger on the East Ridge of Caulkens




Johnny & I summited 11,202 the day you & Roger left and we climbed 11,272 the next morning, so we polished off the whole Big Boulder Basin 11er six pack in one sitting.

We didn’t need your rope for 11,202 for the route we took, but it was nice to have it just in case. Thanks for the loan.

The night before we left, 2 adult goats and a kid came down and were feeding about 250 yards away from our camp towards Gentian. As we were watching them, a fox passed between us and the goats as it made it way around the lake. It was a great trip!

-George R
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