Elevation: 10,271 ft
Prominence: 491

Climbing and access information for this peak is found on page 219.

WCP-2, a rugged, broken summit, sits north of Swimm Lake and west of WCP-3. Livingston Douglas climbed the peak from WCP-3. His route information is set out below. Also use the link below to read Dave Pahlas’s trip report.

WCP-2 from Swimm Lake. Dave Pahlas Photo

WCP-2 from Swimm Lake. Dave Pahlas Photo

Southeast Ridge Route, Class 4 by Livingston Douglas 

I climbed this route on August 30, 2016 via a ridge traverse from WCP-3. The approach is from Hoodoo Lake Trail (please refer to the West Ridge and North Ridge Routes of WCP-3 for more details on this approach).

From the WCP-3/WCP-2 saddle (9,780′), follow the narrow, choppy ridge crest northwest. Stay close to the ridge crest as the alternatives are dreadful (NE side is exposed, SW side is steep, loose scree/gravel). Lots of ups and downs on this ridge due to ridge blocks/towers. From the saddle to the summit, the ups and downs are as follows (as measured by an altimeter): +280′, -80′, +80′, -70′, +120′, -30′, +140′. After 40 minutes of hard work and critical foot placements, I reached the gentle summit of WCP-2. Summit had a small cairn and nothing else.

Retraced my route down the southeast Ridge of WCP-2 then up the west Ridge of WCP-3; the traverse back to WCP-3 took just over an hour. Descended the gentle north ridge of WCP-3 down to a saddle then returned E then NE back down to Hoodoo Lake.
Be very careful when climbing the Southeast Ridge Route on WCP-2. This route is not for novices and has significant inherent dangers.

Additional Resources

Mountain Range: White Cloud Mountains

First Ascent Information:

  • Other First Ascent: Southeast Ridge
  • Year: 2016
  • Season: Summer
  • Party: Livingston Douglas

Longitude: -114.67649   Latitude: 44.15849

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