September 23, 1990
Arriving at the trailhead parking lot we were surprised to find it nearly full.
A straggler informed us that 35 boy scouts and parents were ahead of us on the trail.
We set off at 7:15 with a firm resolve and a few nagging doubts about elbow room on the narrow summit.
It was a quick and quiet fivesome up to the base of the pinnacle, overtaking about half the
Roseburg scouts on the ascent.
The other group had a fixed line in place and were using prusiks to ferry everyone to the top.
We fixed a belay in a different area and attained the summit by 11:15.
It was a beautiful day.
A light breeze kept it cool and a smorgasbord of clouds added to the panorama.
The scout group and their adult companions were friendly and seemed to thoroughly enjoy the experience.
Our group had a leisurely stay on the summit and then rappelled down.
Making good time descending on the scree, we arrived at the trailhead by 4 p.m.
The weather had been slowly darkening on our descent and driving home we encountered intermittent
showers with a few thunderstorms mixed in.
Congratulations to assistant leader John Pegg who bagged his 10th peak.
Other happy climbers were Setha Burns, Royal Murdock, Barbara Schulz, and leader Rick Ahrens.