|Peak:||Mt. Bancroft (13er)|
|Date of Info:||06/15/2014|
Climbed Mt. Bancroft's East Ridge today, we were in mountaineering boots but never felt the need to use crampons or axes. We only had to cross snow once, microspikes would do you just fine if you were wearing softer shoes. We got a good freeze, and snow was good all the way in and out. There was snow in the notch, but we just stayed on rappel until we crossed it, and the far wall took a couple cams easily enough.
Anchor had a good sling and a good cord, and a semi ratty sling (black one in photo 3) that we replaced.
Was able to get a Subaru Outback to about a 1/4 mi down from the second gate.
Left the car at ~4:30, got to the lake at about 5:15, waited there until sunrise at ~5:30, hit the notch at 7, finished cleaning up the climbing gear at 8, summitted Bancroft at 10:15, back at the car at 12:05.
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