Lundin Peak via west ridge

  • Date:
    2012/05/26
    Elevation gain:
    2,897 feet
    Trip type:
    alpine climb
    USGS quad:
    Snoqualmie Pass
    In:
    Middle Fork Snoqualmie Drainage, South Fork Snoqualmie Drainage
    Car-to-car:
    8 hours 43 minutes
    • 3 hours 48 minutes ascending from the Alpental parking lot to the base of Lundin's west ridge
    • 2 hours 11 minutes ascending from the base of Lundin's west ridge to the summit of Lundin Peak
    • 1 hour 53 minutes descending from the summit of Lundin Peak to the Sahale Ski Club parking area
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  • Ian and I started at Alpental.
    Ian and I started at Alpental.
  • Walking below the waterfall that the summer trail to Snoqualmie Mtn crosses above.
    Walking below the waterfall that the summer trail to Snoqualmie Mtn crosses above.
  • Looking east to Guye Peak and the Yakima Valley.
    Looking east to Guye Peak and the Yakima Valley.
  • Amazing clouds!  Keechelus Lake in the background.
    Amazing clouds! Keechelus Lake in the background.
  • Our first view of Lundin Peak from Snoqualmie's 6,160' east peak.
    Our first view of Lundin Peak from Snoqualmie's 6,160' east peak.
  • Lundin Peak's west ridge.
    Lundin Peak's west ridge.
  • We ran into another rope team, Ken and Monique, ahead of us on Lundin Peak's west ridge.
    We ran into another rope team, Ken and Monique, ahead of us on Lundin Peak's west ridge.
  • Looking up the Burntboot Creek valley from the summit of Lundin Peak, Mount Thomson on the right.
    Looking up the Burntboot Creek valley from the summit of Lundin Peak, Mount Thomson on the right.
  • Ian, Ken, and Monique on the summit of Lundin.
    Ian, Ken, and Monique on the summit of Lundin.
  • Ian rapping off Lundin's east ridge.
    Ian rapping off Lundin's east ridge.
  • Ken descending the snow slopes SE of the summit block.
    Ken descending the snow slopes SE of the summit block.
  • Looking down at the awesome 1,200' glissade into Commonwealth Basin.  Ian and I decided to return with Ken and Monique and get a ride back to our car.
    Looking down at the awesome 1,200' glissade into Commonwealth Basin. Ian and I decided to return with Ken and Monique and get a ride back to our car.
  • Minutes later we are down in the basin.  Lundin in upper right.
    Minutes later we are down in the basin. Lundin in upper right.
  • Monique crossing a snow bridge in Commonwealth Basin.
    Monique crossing a snow bridge in Commonwealth Basin.
  • At the Sahale Ski Club (http://www.sahalie.org), where Ken and Monique parked.  This is private property and they should not have parked there and we should not have skied through the club's land.
    At the Sahale Ski Club (http://www.sahalie.org), where Ken and Monique parked. This is private property and they should not have parked there and we should not have skied through the club's land.

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