Chair Peak Solo

Once upon a time, Snoqualmie Pass was the training ground for Seattle alpinists.  When I-90 was still US 10.  Before Highway 2 or Highway 20 had been built.  When there was a twice-daily passenger train from Seattle to Snoqualmie Pass.  When the roads up the Middle Fork and to Lemah were still navigable.  Those peaks are still there.  So are the climbs.  On Saturday, I spent the afternoon running the Snow Lake Divide Loop, with a "detour" to climb the NE Buttress on Chair Peak.  A took a couple of variation to stay on cleaner rock, which up'ed the grade a little bit.  6 hours later I was back at the car.

Statistics:  Chair Peak (6238'), NE Buttress (III 5.4 with variations).  25 August, solo.