Summit Lake Bowl
Easy Snow R
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The top of the route.
This moderate snow route is generally in shape when the road opens in the Spring, and most years is climbable (on snow) through June.
Park at Summit Lake, and head uphill towards the summit. Climb the large, obvious bowl (see photo in rock section), and look for a couloir that stretches furthest uphill to the summit ridge. Follow the bowl until it steepens, then climb the narrow snow couloir until the snow ends and follow 3rd/4th class rock to the ridge. There is sometimes a fixed anchor in the rock section. From the top of the couloir, follow the ridge line East to the summit.
This route makes for an excellent ski as well (advanced). If you are starting from the top and the downclimb into the chute looks hairball, follow the ridge past the couloir, and look for a rocky ledge system that cuts in from the West. An alternative ascent is hitchhiking from the Lake to the summit to ski down.
An ice axe will do, maybe you can bring crampons if conditions call for them.
BETA PHOTO: Looker's left of sunrise.
A fun line above Summit Lake, although better are ...
A zoomed out shot of the same line.
My friend, Nathan, just below the very icy crux. O...
Skiing the same line as many of Jason's photos.