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5.7, Trad, Alpine, 4 pitches, Grade II,  Avg: 2.7 from 3 votes
FA: unknown
Washington > Northwest Region > N Cascades > Vesper Peak

Description

Hike the trail to Vesper summit. Bear right and off trail to first notch in ridge (see photo in CAG II, page 50). Scramble ledge to end.

The route consists of two class 4 pitches followed by three class 5 pitches. Pitch out or scramble to a small ledge. From ledge, pitch 3 traverses leftward and ascends a corner (5.5-5.6) to belay. Pitch 4 again bears slabs (5.5). Last pitch up the face is low angle, but runout. I found places for small gear.

Protection

Small to medium stoppers and cams. Crampons/ice ax in early season.

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Tavish Hansen
Seattle, WA
[Hide Comment] On the last section of low angle slab to the right of the steeper summit buttress there's an improbable series of narrow (1-3 feet wide) ledges that take a wide zigzag course up to the top, making it so you can literally walk the last pitch and a half or so. It would probably be a pain to do roped up and is only low 4th class, but it's pretty cool. Nov 17, 2017
Tom MacD
San Miguel de Allende, MX
[Hide Comment] Is this the "Weigelt Route" in Becky's book? May 9, 2018