"Electric Pass Peak"  
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Route: Electric Pass Trail
Posted On: 2020-05-31, By: Grover
Info: The view of Electric Pass Peak from the summit of Leahy Peak. 
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Route: From Leahy Peak
Posted On: 2020-05-16, By: supranihilest
Info: See my report for Leahy to get info on the approach. The ridge off Leahy is dry and easy to the Electric Pass Trail. There was some snow on the ridge proper so we went under it on the trail, which became increasingly loose until we were under the peak, then we went straight up it on unimaginably loose scree and talus. This stuff was prone to small rock slides, that's how loose it was. We came down the same way and took the trail down as far as we could until it became snow, then traversed back until we were under Leahy and stuck to as much dry ground as possible. 
 
Route: From Cathedral Lake Trailhead
Posted On: 2019-11-16, By: WildWanderer
Info: Road clear from Ashcroft to dirt turnoff, then the road is icy. Trail is very icy until treeline. The willows are full of sugary snow someone postholed 12 inches at a time in for about a mile what looks like a few days ago. I tried to pack down their posthole trail with my snowshoes in the afternoon. Microspikes not needed in the morning, but necessary in the afternoon. I wore spikes to treeline and snowshoes to the ridge. Trail ended in the basin due to snow so this class 1 hike became a class 2 hike. Ridge varied from bare to areas where traction was very helpful, so I kept my spikes on here as well. Lots of mixed conditions all over this hike. I brought an ice axe (and I'd recommend it) but didn't need it. 
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Route: South Slopes
Posted On: 2019-06-30, By: Grover
Info: Posting this to help those who are looking for a little bit of info for the basin leading up to Electric Pass Peak. This view is from just under Taylor Peak. 
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Route: From Cathedral Lake
Posted On: 2019-06-27, By: BobbyFinn
Info: See trail status in my Cathedral Peak update. Here's a couple pics. 
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Route: From Cathedral TH
Posted On: 2018-06-20, By: illusion7il
Info: Summer trail running conditions 
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Route: S slopes to S ridge
Posted On: 2017-10-22, By: d_baker
Info: Cathedral Lake Trail approach, split at the sign for Electric Pass. Aspen area got snow on Friday night, so some snow on trail. After trail splits from the approach to Cathedral Lake, the trail is/was still visible, but someone had been up there on Saturday. The trail had drifted in above the willows section as I approached the saddle with Leahy & Electric Pass Pk -- mid shin depths. Gaiters were nice to have today! The traverse across the S face (below the summit) had snow but I was still hitting scree/dirt when I crossed that section. I didn't have an axe or traction, and I don't regret that decision. 
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Route: From Cathedral down Standard
Posted On: 2017-07-04, By: TallGrass
Info: Route is snow free. From Cathedral is C4 and fair amount of route finding/discovery. Couldn't find standard route from summit so ran ridge a bit than cut down to intercept. Standard trail is weak around the summit so take notes, photos, or waypoints. Standard is cruiser C1 trail. 
 
Route: Cathedral Lake Trailhead
Posted On: 2017-06-03, By: jasayrevt
Info: Also, traversed over to Leahy (13,322') with Kirsten. 13er summits are an inspiring, invigorating hobby. This classic route is another recommended, straightforward path. It has incredible views of many quality neighboring Elk Range Peaks (i.e. Castle, Bells, Snowmass, Capitol, Pyramid, etc). Conditions up high were spring bluebird. So, perfect for navigating these slopes and ridge line extremely well. Standard light pack plus trail runners approach was good. Climb safely mountaineers. Pictures have been included as beta 
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Route: Electric Pass Trail
Posted On: 2016-07-10, By: Grover
Info: The route to the summit of Electric Pass Peak is 99.9% snow free. There is a small 8' long section of snow that you can step through easily just before the pass at 13,500'......and even that part should go away very soon with the high temps. No need for any traction. Grover's 2 Cents: This is a great little peak in the Elk Range! I highly recommend this peak to anyone who wants to see the Elk Range without getting into the loose and nasty rocks that make up these beautiful mountains. I was highly impressed of the view from this perch. You can see Castle, Cathedral, Pyramid, the tops of The Bells, Snowmass & Capitol. Very straightforward hike too, as there is a well defined trail all the way. 
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Route: Standard approach from Cathedral TH
Posted On: 2013-11-10, By: CarpeDM
Info: Similar to last week. In the interim, several new inches of snow had fallen, but was boot tracked for 2 miles again. In fact, more bare ground those first 2 miles than last week. I re-trenched from there. Pretty much no wind this time, and snow conditions around the false summit were better. That plus me sacking-up got me to the summit this time. One could also follow the trail to the pass and up the south ridge. Lots of bare spots getting up to the saddle this time, too. Pic1: 0.75 mile up the trail is the wilderness sign - bare trail Pic2: Malamute Peak Pic3: "Electric Pass Peak" and the saddle to Leahy Pic4: Looking down the summit ridge and over to unranked Leahy Peak 
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Route: standard Cathedral Lake approach
Posted On: 2013-11-03, By: CarpeDM
Info: Boot track first couple of miles, then snowshoes went on, and I broke trail the rest of the way (mostly ankle to mid-calf). It was already filled in above treeline on the way down. I turned around with about 150 feet to the summit - didn't like weak snow on the ridge. Wasn't getting good purchase with axe, and the relentless wind could've blown me over. I was probably being a wimp and probably could‘ve found a safe way to the summit, but I hadn't seen anyone all day, so I played it pretty safe. I have pictures, just not a good way to upload them right now. Malamute looked pillowy. 

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