Poplar Peak (Rum Ridge)


Trip Details
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Attained Summit?: 
Trip Date: 
Saturday, November 8, 2014
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Quick 'n Easy Rating: 
Class 3 : you fall, you break your leg
Difficulty Notes: 

There's some tricky down climbing from Evangeline Peak but nothing serious. Options to avoid difficulties to summit.

Trip Report

As we ascended Evangeline Peak, I noticed a nice looking horseshoe ridge / route running south from her summit and back down around to the west from a subsequent summit. Based on a antler-sign that we passed on our approach trail, we thought this was the summit of Poplar Ridge, but after descending and looking at maps we realized this summit is actually an unnamed peak rising above both Poplar and Poplar Peak. The traverse from Evangeline looked fairly innocent but Steven right away pointed out that we could by stymied by any of a number of cliff bands that were barely noticeable from a distance but were definitely in the way. As we started our traverse we began to run into these bands. Most were short and easy but a number of them were fairly steep and I found myself wishing I had my brain bucket along. I wouldn't rate any of these bands as more than 'moderate' scrambling and we were actually delighted to be doing more than just hiking after an easy ascent of Evangeline Peak.


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