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.... To see the full trip report you must login as a paid member. Use the Login Page. (message p3)
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