Diadem Peak


 

Trip Details
Mountain Range: 
Mountain Subrange: 
Attained Summit?: 
Yes
Trip Date: 
Saturday, September 6, 2014
Summit Elevation (m): 
3,371
Summit Elevation (ft): 
11,060
Elevation Gain (m): 
1200
Quick 'n Easy Rating: 
Class 5 : you fall, you are dead
Difficulty Notes: 

Steep snow or ice couloirs to 45 degrees. Glacier travel and steep, wet, scree covered rock in between the couloirs. A final rock step to the true summit may catch you by surprise - many avoid it.

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Trip Report

Once we descended the North Ridge of Mount Woolley to the col, we found ourselves staring up at the easy, snow and scree covered South Ridge of Diadem Peak. There wasn't much in the way of difficulties or route finding to the summit of Diadem. It was one tired foot in front of the other! As I crested the snowy summit bump, I immediately noticed what looked to be a slightly higher, rocky summit tower to the Northeast of us. I remembered a discussion on the old RMBooks forum about this summit and wondered if we should wander over to it, to give it a look.

 


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