Friday, June 24, 2011

Paradise Valley Climbs

Paradise Peak (5477 feet) and Delgga Mountain (5510 feet)
June 23, 2011
9 hours roundtrip

After missing out on some earlier opportunities, I decided to play hookie and take advantage of the nice weather.  So far this summer, my climbing had amounted to a number of nice climbs but no new summits due to weather, snow conditions and technical difficulties.  

On June 23rd I went from the Crow Pass trailhead above Girdwood into the Raven Creek and Paradise Valley drainages to climb Paradise peak and Delgga Mountain as shown on the map below.  

Paradise peak is a simple walkup.  On Delgga, I decided to climb the East ridge proper and had to to some low level 5 scrambling with lots of exposure.  On the way down I used some southfacing scree couloirs to assist my descent. 

Crow Pass with Raven Glacier and Rook Mnt in the background

Panorama from Paradise peak looking Northwest

Panorama from Paradise peak looking Southeast

Panorama from Delgga Mnt looking West into North Fork Ship Creek and Camp Creek drainages

Paradise Peak (5477 feet) from Delgga Mnt

Delgga Mnt (5510 feet) from Paradise Peak

Panorama from Crow Pass overlooking Raven glacier, Summit Mnt and Rook Mnt.

1 comment:

Thorsten said...

Glad to see that you had a chance to get out and enjoy the mountains!