Three Fingered Jack

Saturday, August 11, 2012
Leader: Wayne Deeter
Climb: 11 miles, 3000 ft

This was the first climb of the annual Three Fingered Jack‒Mt. Washington double weekend. We had excellent weather for it. We started hiking around 4 am. and were to the ridge above Martin Lake at about 5:30, where we enjoyed the view of the crescent moon, Jupiter and Venus to the east. We were the first party to “The Crawl”. David decided to wait there (he had carried one of the 70m ropes most of the way) while the rest of us went on to the summit. After spending a minute on the summit I sat on the false summit and belayed the rest to the true summit, one at a time. We then reversed the route and hiked out on the hot, dusty PCT. After a quick dip in Suttle lake, Danni, Rick and I then went into Sisters for dinner to refuel in preparation for climbing Mt. Washington on Sunday.

Members: Deeter, Wayne, Harris, Danneille, Harris, Rick. Nonmembers: Polhemus, Julie. Members: Morris, David.

Julie, at one of the scary spots before getting to “The Crawl”—photo by Wayne Deeter
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