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View from the Winchell summit looking over Dusy Ba...
A really fun route with a great finish.
Scramble up boulders in the righthand chute on the southeast side of the peak. This becomes increasingly steeper and narrower until it reaches the shoulder of the arete proper. Scramble along the basically horizontal knife-edged section to the summit pyramid. A chute on the left brings you onto the miniscule summit.
Find a way to Sam Mack Lake, either from Sam Mack Meadow by heading north and then around to the left, or from 3rd Lake by hiking up to the Meadow and bearing right before reaching it. Pass the lake on the left, then head right into a gully which will bring you out onto the shoulder which leads to the start of the route.
Retrace your steps.
Chris Owen on the East Arete in 1984, Mt. Sill beh...
Melody Wong and Fred Batliner scrambling up the ri...
By Steve Powell
Aug 2, 2012
Climbed this way back in 2002. Really enjoyable. We had seven on the summit at one time!
From: Atascadero, CA
Jul 3, 2015
This was a long day from Sam Mack Meadow. We aren't fast, and it took us about five hours each way. If you're lucky, or time it correctly, most of your approach will be on snow. Great views.