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Yak peak via zopkios ridge from the south
Timestamp Free: 2020.10.21 - 13:38:41
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Cascade Range / Canadian Cascades / Zopkios Ridge
  (1 days)     Elevation Gain: 740m
Participants: Kurt hasenkox
Difficulty: 4: Difficult. Other beta suggestions 5th class easy but 4th class is likely more accurate if you're willing to find the easiest way
Bush whack, scramble
[photo]20201011_110647.jpg[caption]rough path drawn. Follow the path of least eesistance[/photo]

Park and head up the highway to the climbers ascent to yak check climb. When the trail breaks right(east) at the foot of the face continue straight up the draw to the left. Fadding left(west) initially through it when it becomes impassable and about mid way begin between the saddle and where you broke from the climbers trail begin going right(east) follow the path of least resistance. You should be able to gain the ridge while keeping to the trees and drainage the entire way up. Once on the ridge, enjoy the col for a sheltered recharge spot if wanted. After examining the route options from the saddle begin east towards yak following a trail that eventually leads to bushes and some larger rocks to make your way past. Skirt the tops of the cliff to the north of the ridge. Eventually leading to a steep blueberry patch above them. This is the foot of the final push to 3 chimneys that are the crux. These are a fairly easy stair case with a few high steps. It looks worse from a distance, but is distinctly a no fall zone. Once you gain this you can make your way over to the peak. This is more or less a flat walk and enjoy the view. From here wander down to nak for the subpeak if you want and down the approach for yak from the east....

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