Gothic Peak + Del Campo Peak / 歌特峯+坎波峯

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The pups got their exercise on Bryant Peak and Hemlock Peak yesterday. So today, I could have a little “me” time on Gothic Peak and Del Campo Peak. I also wasn’t sure if either one was dog-friendly.

Gothic Peak to Del Campo Peak panoramic view
Gothic Peak to Del Campo Peak panoramic view

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Gothic Peak and Del Campo Peak at a Glance

Access: Gothic Basin Trailhead
Round Trip: TBD
Elevation Range: 2280′-6610′
Gear: helmet, microspikes
GPS Track: available
Dog-Friendly: with guidance

Gothic Peak and Del Campo Peak

Gothic Peak and Del Campo Peak have long been on my list. But other climbing commitments have kept me away for a while. So I decided to come now before I began my Bulger List pursuit.

Glad that the area was still under lots of snow. Then I wouldn’t have to deal with loose rocks. I also had boot tracks to follow on the way up to the basin. So I only used snowshoes on the two peaks.

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Climbing the Two Peaks

Both peaks would be class 3 scrambles if I stayed on course. But on the way down from Gothic Peak, I got myself onto more technical terrain. But I felt better wearing a helmet.

The way I took to Del Campo Peak felt more exposed. Later I realized I had somehow gone up on some class 4 terrain above the notch. But on the way down, I found a better way. It was about 20 feet below the gap.

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Summit Views

I had Googled photos of the area before the trip. So I knew that the views would be excellent on both peaks. But being 400′ higher, Del Campo Peak was at a better vantage point.

Oh yes. Gothic Basin also was just as beautiful as I had imagined before the outing! Seeing Gothic Peak and Del Campo Peak towering above Foggy Lake alone had made the trip worthwhile.

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