Peak:  Pacific Peak (13er)
 Route:  North Ridge, South Ridge
 Range:  Tenmile
 Posted By:  supranihilest
 Date of Info:  09/21/2019
 Date Posted:  09/21/2019
 Details

North Ridge from Crystal Peak: A bit long and there's a ton of elevation loss, somewhere in the 700 foot range. The first half from Crystal to the saddle isn't too bad. A little loose but nothing crazy. The second half from the saddle to Pacific is quite steep. The bottom two thirds or so have a trail but again, it's steep. The rock on the ridge is actually quite stable. The peak is split at the top and is easier than it looks: a narrow trail takes you from the first, lower summit across an exposed area to the bottom of the second, higher summit. It's Class 2+ or Easy Class 3 to the summit.

South Ridge to Atlantic Peak: Also long but not as much elevation loss. This is a lot more loose than the North Ridge, unfortunately, but it's not as steep. There's not much for a trail on this part so just blaze your own. There's some bumps along the way that you can either go over or skirt, it felt about the same difficulty either way.




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