|Peak:||Hagar Mountain (13er)|
|Route:||South Ridge from Golden Bear Peak|
|Date of Info:||10/26/2019|
The snow high on Hagar is in great shape (though the storm today through Tuesday will almost certainly change that). There's nothing difficult about Hagar from the south until the final summit block. The summit block is an exposed Class 3 scramble on solid granite, but there's a lot of snow on it as well right now. I found the snow to be very firm, perfect for kicking steps in. The best route was straight up the summit block, linking patches of steep snow and steep rock together. Though the rock was stable you should still test every hold, as some of the blocks didn't appear to be attached to anything despite not moving when yarded on. My climbing partner and I both found ice axes and microspikes useful for the final summit scramble.
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