Rampart Ridge and Dungeon Peak
Jiri and I parked on the northern-most part of Road 136 where it turns sharply south out of Rocky Run. This is the trailhead for the unofficial trail (not on any map) that runs NNE up Rocky Run to Lake Laura and Lake Lillian. Before reaching Lake Lillian the path joins with trail #1332.
At Lake Lillian we followed a path that skirts the east side of the lake, then climbs over to the east side of Rampart Ridge. On the east side of the ridge we continued following the bootpath north to the 5,870' summit of Rampart Ridge. The summit block is most easily attained by scrambling the rock stairs on the NE side of the summit (Jiri scrambled the exposed south side, just watching that scared me).
On the way back to Lake Lillian we followed a bootpath that crossed the ridge further north than our ascent route. It took us to the NW shore of Lake Lillian.
From Lake Lillian we ascended the east ridge of Dungeon Peak (point 5,640'+). The only obstruction on the east ridge was at 5,240' where we met with a buttress. We traversed right (north) around the buttress and ascended the gulley on the other side.
approx. 2,905 feet
5 hours 27 minutes
27 minutes ascending from Rocky Run Trailhead to Lake Laura
1 hour 33 minutes ascending from Lake Laura to high point of Rampart Ridge
13 hours 6 minutes descending from high point of Rampart Ridge to meadow east of Dungeon Peak
24 minutes ascending from meadow east of Dungeon Peak to where we traversed N off of SE ridge
14 minutes ascending from where we traversed N off of SE ridge to summit of Dungeon Peak
58 minutes descending from summit of Dungeon Peak to Rocky Run Trailhead
Rampart Ridge over Lake Lillian
Bootpath to Rampart Ridge
High point of Rampart Ridge
Rampart Ridge from Dungeon Peak
Hibox Peak from Dungeon Peak
Copyright © 2004 Gabriel Deal.