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Ascent of Nasswald Peak and Possible First Ascent of Golden Mountain
Timestamp Free: 2020.02.22 - 05:35:50
Ranges: North America Ranges / Rocky Mountains / Canadian Rockies / Continental Ranges / Park Ranges
Participants: Mardy Roberts; Rick Collier
Difficulty: 3: Moderate scrambling, with occasional exposure
The party scrambled the NW ridge up Golden Mountain; there being not even the remnants of a cairn on the summit, we assume this may be a first ascent.
From a camp at Og Lake, Mardy Roberts and I approached Nasswald Peak (3043m; 9985') through the Valley of the Rocks. After ascending this summit, we contoured and descended NW to the col between Nasswald and Golden. I continued on NW up what, from the face-on view, looked to be a formidable set of walls (See Summit Block of Golden). The scrambling was, however, fairly straightforward with only a few serious moves. No cairn was found on the...
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