1979 First Ascents

*    2Aug Jagged I" (7888)              USGS Mount Shuksan

*   11Aug Mad Eagle Peak' (8111) USGS Mount Redoubt

*   12Aug Moving Mtn' (8090)         USGS Mount Redoubt

*? 13Aug Cave Mountain' (7456)   USGS Mount Redoubt

*? 13Aug Old Rust' (7523)               USGS Mount Redoubt

*   14Aug Mount Taps' (7087)         USGS Mount Redoubt

Jagged I' 7888' on Jagged Ridge

Highest summit on left

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August 2, 1979

Solo

 

Mad Eagle Peak'   8111'

Heading skyward. Beak center, legs down, wing on right is high point

Map

August 11, 1979

Party:  JR, Mark Allaback, Steve Allaback, and Joe Medlicott

 

Moving Mountain'

above Bear Lake, route up left skyline

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August 12, 1979

Party:   JR, Mark Allaback

 

Cave Mountain' (R) and Old Rust' (C) in foreground

Tradition Peak' far left. Southern Pickets and Northern Pickets behind.

Cave Map

August 13, 1979

Party:  JR, Joe Medlicott, Mark Allaback, and Steve Allaback

 

Old Rust'

Map

August 13, 1979

Party:   JR, Joe Medlicott, Mark Allaback, and Steve Allaback

Mount Taps'

Center with Whatcom Peak peeking behind. Challenger on left.

Map

August 14, 1979

Party: JR, Joe Medlicott, Mark Allaback, and Steve Allaback

 

1980 First Ascents

* 1Jun ExSpire' (5999-)

* 5Jul Tombstone' (7895)

* 5Jul Solitude' (8405)

* 27Jul Squatter' (6719)

* 27Jul Settler' (6944)

* 27Jul Homesteader' (6800+)

* 29Jul Iota' (7680+)

* 29Jul Thayers Nightmare' (7997-)

* 29Jul Apparition' (7998-)

* 29Jul Spectre' (7999-)

* 31Jul Fury Finger' (8080+)

* 31Jul Basenji Ear' (7840+)

* 24Sep W Helen Butte (5499-) unlikely FA, but NEPA

* 10Oct Three Wives' (7450)

Ex-Spire'                                                                                

in right foreground, highest point on Rivalry Ridge' above Sibley Creek

The Bat mid-range, with Pickets on horizon

Map

June 1, 1980

Party:  JR and Ron Aronoff

Photo by Russ Dalton, who calls this ridge "The Little Pickets."

Tombstone'

in center. SE Mox on left.

Tombstone has a NE ridge that actually exceeds in vertical drop that of ESE Mox, and lies on the same fault line that separates SE from NW Mox.

Map

July 5, 1980

Party:   JR, Gary Mellom, Reed Tindall, Don Avriett, and Phil Van Duyne

Solitude'

Tombstone' on right

Map

July 5, 1980

Party: JR, Reed Tindall

Squatter Peak' and Settler Peak'

Squatter is rock pyramid on left, Settler is snowy peak in center

Map centered on Squatter

July 27, 1980

Party:  JR, Reed Tindall, Stuart Ferguson, and Peter Jewitt

Settler Peak 6944'

Snowy mass left central,  Pioneer Peak is rocky pyramid

From SSE on Trappers Peak 12/23/04

Map

July 27, 1980

Party:  JR and Reed Tindall

Apparition', Spectre', and Iota' in center

Crooked Thumb, Ghost, Phantom, left. Fury right.

Map centered on Spectre

July 29, 1980

Party:  JR, Reed Tindall, Stuart Ferguson, and Peter Jewitt

 

Spectre'

Map

July 29, 1980

Party:  JR, Reed Tindall, Stuart Ferguson, and Peter Jewitt

Better shot of Spectre here, by John Scurlock

 

Apparition'

Map

July 29, 1980

Party:  JR, Peter Jewitt, Reed Tindall, and Stuart Ferguson

 

Fury Finger'

Map

July 31, 1980

Party:  JR, Stuart Ferguson, and Peter Jewitt

 

Basenji Spires'

Map

July 31, 1980

Party:  JR, Peter Jewitt and Stuart Ferguson

Three Wives' (7450)

View from north on HW 20 above Bridge Creek

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October 10, 1980

Solo