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Yuckness South Peak with the kids
Timestamp Free: 2019.08.24 - 13:33:20
Ranges: North America Ranges / Rocky Mountains / Canadian Rockies / Continental Ranges / Park Ranges
  (1 days)     Elevation Gain: 890m
Participants: Philip Akins, Elo´se Akins, Aaron Heidt, Simon Heidt PD 4th class.
A scramble up the Northwest ridge of the South summit.
Eloise (aged 9) and Simon (10) got their first alpine start this morning in order to get up Yuckness before catching our return bus from Lake O'Hara. This is a super fun scramble with some very real exposure that had at least one of the dads in our group questioning how he felt about having his son tied to him while he negotiated the trickier bits. Really, really good views of the Lake O'Hara area from the summit, despite pretty heavy smoke; a great way to cap off a fabulous four days at Lake O'Hara.

We took the West Opabin trail up from Lake O'Hara, and returned on the East Opabin trail. The climbers trail to the West face of Yuckness departs (left) from the Opabin Alpine trail shortly after climbing up above Opabin lake (3-5min from the lake). Though unsigned it is very clear. From there we easily followed the cairns up scree to the col between south and north summits, where we roped up for the summit push. On the way down we took the alternate, 3rd class scramble back to the col. Lunch on the cliffs overlooking Opabin lake and then back to O'Hara for ice cream sandwiches.

Guide: Peter Jones (2015), Rockies Central.

[photo]IMG_20180817_071821268.jpg[caption]Opabin Lake w. Yuckness south summit behind[/photo]

[photo]IMG_20180817_085049194.jpg[caption]Col between N and S summits (Abbot Pass visible at top left)[/photo]

[photo]IMG_20180817_093929496.jpg[caption]Some exposed scrambling[/photo]

[photo]IMG_20180817_102148338.jpg[caption]Summit view. From left, Abbot Pass, Lefroy, Glacier, Ringrose (centre), Hungabee, Biddle (far right))[/photo]

[photo]IMG_20180817_101551324.jpg[caption]View to North summit[/photo]

[photo]IMG_20180817_104215098.jpg[caption]3rd class descent (Opabin Lk....

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