WCP-2

Elevation: 10,271 ft
Prominence: 491

Climbing and access information for this peak is on Page 219 of the book.


WCP-2 is a rugged summit located 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. USGS Robinson Bar

WCP-2 from Swimm Lake. Dave Pahlas Photo

WCP-2 as viewed from Swimm Lake. Dave Pahlas Photo

Southeast Ridge, Class 4 by Livingston Douglas 

Date of Climb: August 30, 2016

Access

I climbed this route 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.

The Climb

From the WCP-3/WCP-2 saddle (9,780 feet), follow the narrow, choppy ridge crest northwest. Stay close to the ridge crest as the alternatives are dreadful (the Northeast Side is exposed, the Southwest Side is steep, loose scree/gravel). There are 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: +280 feet, -80 feet, +80 feet, -70 feet, +120 feet, -30 feet, +140 feet. After 40 minutes of hard work and critical foot placements, I reached the gentle summit of WCP-2. The 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 east then northeast 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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