|Peak:||Pacific Peak (13er)|
|Date of Info:||10/06/2020|
A friend and I climbed up to Pacific Tarn today (had no interest in summiting honestly, just wanted to say we did the highest lake in the US) and we used this route as our guide for the most part.
Everything up through Mohawk lakes to the end of the numbered lakes (I believe there are 7 lakes past Upper Mohawk, not sure) is class 1. The crux of the route is decently steep, but it is crazy loose. There were maybe 50 yards of snow towards the top of the gully clinging to the steepest parts, but all snow was avoidable and there was a decent route through the gully up to where the slope eases. We ended up going up a small chimney of more stable rock about 2/3 of the way up the gully because of how loose it was. Definitely be prepared for a high class 2/low class 3 climb up some nasty talus/scree for around 800 feet. Class 3 can be avoided but honestly it felt much nicer to go up a class 3 chimney than the class 2 talus/scree. Great views and a solid climb.