Unnamed 13626  
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Route: From Alpine Cemetery
Posted On: 2020-06-13, By: WildWanderer
Info: Summer conditions until the last 20 feet or so to the summit, which still has a cornice. I used microspikes and an ice axe, but should have put on my crampons. You might be able to get around it by heading further north before summiting, but it was snowing and windy and cold and I didn't feel like scoping it out. The summit itself was dry. 
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Route: From Cottonwood Lake Campground
Posted On: 2020-05-24, By: supranihilest
Info: We had to bushwhack a bit along the creek from the campground to find a crossing, and it was on private land, but there's a huge tree with the branches sawed off that makes for an easy crossing. There are umpteen million no trespassing signs, same for once you're on the abandoned road. The road is easy though in disrepair. At the end of the road near the derelict cabins there's a trail that cuts right. We took that until it ran out on the steep slopes above then just bushwhacked to treeline. There was some snow, and it helped to stick to the ridge's east flanks to avoid it; beware, the flanks are steep and loose. Once above treeline the peak is obvious high and to the left. There's a ton of Class 2 terrain en route, and some minor Class 2+ scrambling, mostly on solid rock. Exposure is minimal, in any case, so just keep on huffing up this monster. We encountered several snowfield crossings on the ridge top; snow was firm but did not require traction or an axe, but be very careful nonetheless as a slip could be your last. We went over to Point 13,317 so I can't speak to conditions over to Princeton, down Grouse Canyon, etc. 
 
Route: Grouse Canyon approach to SE slopes
Posted On: 2019-12-08, By: bmcqueen
Info: Climbed unnamed bi yesterday from Grouse Canyon. Snowshoes necessary from 11k to 12k breaking trail through deep snow. Once above 12k, mostly rockhopped and ascended thin snow to the summit. 
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Route: Grouse canyon
Posted On: 2018-12-08, By: cottonmountaineering
Info: Patchy snow until traverse in forest, then consistent snow until treeline. Put on snowshoes at treeline, upper mountain was windblown and firm. Sections of deep snow after treeline. Needed microspikes for most sections when snowshoes weren't on. 
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Route: Grouse Canyon
Posted On: 2015-06-29, By: CarpeDM
Info: Definitely a bushwhack. Getting above the creek and up the cliffs was the troublesome part (same on the return). Not sure if I did this in the safest, most efficient way. Found trail sections and cairns before and after this portion, but they were intermittent. A bit of snow up near the peak that wasn‘t much of a problem except that I was wearing summer hiking boots. I used my axe for a short bit, but I came down a way where it wasn‘t really needed. Register has been there since 1992! No pics. The ridge to Princeton still had one or two short sections of snow that was not avoidable (steep loose scree on either side). Should be gone soon. 

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