Devils Peak and Devils Thumb
12 hours 10 minutes
approx. 4,260 feet
Helena Ridge, Silverton
We were surprised to find another car parked at our trail head on Deer Creek Road.
Heading up the old logging road that forks off the Deer Creek Road and parallels Coal Creek.
Crossing an old wooden bridge over a sizeable creek that doesn't show up on USGS.
Waterfall on the Devils Lake creek around 3,600'.
Heading up the the notch on the south side of Devils Peak.
We arrived at the notch just as this Mountaineers party of four was finishing roping up. They climbed the route in two pitches with a belay at the rap station on the ledge.
Yana and I scrambled the route.
On the summit of Devils Peak.
We brought a rope so we could rap from this ledge.
Vocabulary word of the day: epicormic branching
Heading down the NE ridge towards Devils Thumb.
Traversing below a gendarme on the NE ridge.
On Devils Thumb's SW ridge.
On the summit of Devils Thumb.
Devils Thumb with Iron Mountain in the background.
Three Fingers and Whitehorse in the background?
Looking out towards Sloan and Dickerman.
The awesome flakes on Devils Thumb's SW ridge.
It was a steep snow descent down to Devils Lake. We descended face-in for the first 50 feet.
Big Four Mountain over Devils Lake.
Dear Everybody, Please stop buying helium balloons.
Copyright © 2013 Gabriel Deal.