From Weston Pass, hike north ( 1
) under the power lines on an old road which peters out around 12,200' and leaves you without a trail for the remainder of the route. Continue northeast directly up the west slopes of Ptarmigan/Weston ( 2
) to reach the ridge between the two peaks - 6
. Since there's some slight regain between Weston and this location, it's easier to start with Weston.
Turn right to see Weston Peak and hike east/southeast along the ridge to the top of a point - 7
. Drop and bit and climb the remaining terrain ( 8
) to reach the summit of Weston Peak.
look northwest to Ptarmigan Peak. Hike back to the point where you gained the ridge between the two peaks and continue north to Ptarmigan - 12
. Pass a 13,525-foot hump along the ridge ( 13
) to see Ptarmigan's summit - 14
. Continue less than 1/2 mile to reach the final pitch ( 15
) and hike up through the rocks to reach the summit - 16
shows the terrain as you hike back along the ridge and 18
looks over Weston Pass from the ridge between the two peaks.