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Leckie Peak from the Southwest # 14928

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Date: 2011.06.27
Vantage Point: Taken from a ridge due south of the peak

Caption: The Southwest slopes of Leckie Peak

PhotoDescr: On this trip I hiked up from the other side of the blocked bridge at the end of the Slim Creek Main. Backtracking 500 m on the opposite bank put me right below a very wide gully which I roughly followed to treeline. A long stretch of alpine leads to a pass at 2350 m. From here I climbed a subpeak of Gait, an easy snow ascent in June. The next day I dropped into the valley North of the pass I was camped in and traversed to the southwest slopes of Leckie, which were easily ascended. Weather on the summit was poor and visibility low. From there I dropped down to a small lake in the bowl south of Leckie, then re-ascended to a ridge due South of the peak from which this photo was taken. I followed this ridge towards the west back to camp. The descent was not as straightforward as the rest of the trip and somewhat time-consuming, as I had to weave on and off the ridge crest to keep difficulties in check. I would recommend the descent into the bowl.
  I also attempted to traverse the ridge from Leckie Peak to the peak to the southeast (Leckie Peak on the 1:50000 maps) with some kind of microwave tower on it. I gave up as it looked like I would have to descend a fair distance off the ridge to circumvent some major difficulties, then climb what looked like Class 3 or 4 terrain with exposure.

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