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Olancha Peak - May 30, 2010

Posted: Mon May 31, 2010 4:19 pm
by Ranboze
I joined Tomcat in a dayclimb from Sage Flat. The route was almost entirely free of snow. The last quarter mile along the PCT before heading up Olancha had quite a few large snow patches, but careful footing was all that was necessary to traverse them. A bit of snow after leaving the PCT and heading up the SW face, but did not require extra tools. It was a gorgeous 41 degrees with a windchill of 32d on top. Water was not a problem for us (we followed a high route, never dropping into summit meadow). These small creeks probably won't last a whole lot longer.

This was my first time up Olancha and have dubbed it one of my favorite peaks... what a fantastic last 1500 foot scramble to the top! My first bit sierra peak of the year, and it was great to be back!

Re: Olancha Peak - May 30, 2010

Posted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 7:35 pm
by Snow Nymph
Congratulations on a new peak!