Mummy (47x) via South Ridge and Charleston (41x) via Devil's Thumb

Harlan WS
July 16, 2016

I rarely make pages for local peaks, but this case was a little exceptional.  Matt, Jen and Kristen drove up late Friday night from southern California, and we met at 8AM Saturday. The idea was to help finish Matt's DPS list, with Mummy and Charleston. I convinced them I could make the trip more interesting than normal, and they readily agreed, even on 4 hours of sleep, and Matt coming off knee surgery. They all did well, with Jen running ahead like a mountain goat, and no one needing the safety lines. What makes this page different, is that all my buds took photos; usually I am on this route solo, or in the lead, or a meat anchor, so I rarely get dramatic pictures.

We started up the "South Ridge" of Mummy, a route shown to me by Nick Nelson  years ago (he 1st went with Ed Forkos).  Over the years the route has been modified, but I still go up the original cruxes. Then we went along the Mummy-Charleston ridge, hit the trail for a short bit, then went up the Devil's Thumb shortcut.  They graciously agreed I should take off down the trail alone, as I don't do to well after dark (that old brain damage thing).

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The route.  We took
the trail down.
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Jen on 1st class 3
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Mainly class 2
chute to base of wall
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The wall. No one
needed the line.
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Matt. Jen
rocketed up
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Kristen starts
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At top of wall
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Next crux. One
can avoid this
via dirty class 2
chute around
left corner.
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Challenge:
avoid knocking
off rocks
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My view
down at Matt
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Last set of
chutes
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Kristen's pic
of Matt
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Jen rockets up
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Kristen
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Charleston from
Mummy
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Downclimbing
to class 3 chute,
which is really
class 2 with big
potential penalty
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Matt's shot. I was
often unaware of
Jen's humorous
poses.
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Kristen
downclimbs
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on the NLT for a bit
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Resting at
Devil's Thumb
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Strange view!
I am actually
on cliff band
above Matt,
1st crux DT
shortcut
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Again, no one
needs the line
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Matt on next crux
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View back
at Lee Peak
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Someone is ahead
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On top! Mack's
Peak just R of
Kristen, Sisters
R of that
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View back
as I jog-stumble
back to car.