Peak:  Pole Creek Mountain (13er)
 Route:  From Northwest Pole
 Range:  San Juan
 Posted By:  supranihilest
 Date of Info:  06/21/2022
 Date Posted:  06/23/2022
Details

The route up Pole Creek Mountain is obvious from "Northwest Pole". Take the tundra ridge towards Pole, cross over a talus rib, and before it becomes a mess of steep scree hike up Class 2 talus. There's a trail along most of the upper ridge. Fantastic volcanic rock formations, towers, and sheer-walled gullies visible following the ridge.


Photos (click for slideshow):
#1) Climb the talus rib in the middle, it’s super loose scree beyond that.#2) Route to upper ridge.#3) Rocks along ridge.#4) Rocks along ridge.#5) Rocks along ridge.#6) This is the formation we crossed over on descent, taken from our ascent of "Northwest Pole".


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