We will be simul-climbing the SE Ridge (5.4) so all members of the team should have considerable rock climbing experience. Please email me if you have questions.
Friday, August 26th: Drive out of Portland to Glacier, WA (~ 6 hrs).
Saturday, August 27th: Begin the climb at Lake Ann trail head near Austin Pass (elev 4700 ft) and camp past the Chimneys at the base of the Upper Curtis glacier at ~ 7000 ft.
Sunday, August 28th: Alpine start to cross the Upper Curtis glacier and then climb some steep snow through the Hell's Highway to join the Sulphide glacier route. Climb up Sulphide to the summit pyramid and up to the summit via the SE Ridge variation. The SE Ridge (5.4) is solid rock that runs next to the standard ascent (loose 4th class gullies). We will then retrace our way back to camp and stay another night.
Monday, August 29th: Hike out and drive home.