Mount Lady MacDonald Trip Report (#19400)
- Signed By: Dow Williams
- Date submitted: September 27, 2006
- Number of People Encountered:0-10 people
- Recommend to a Friend: Highly
The scramble is just a long hike until the final ridge to the true summit. They found a body in 2003 who had slipped off this section. Good local repeat for beginners. I have gone up the scramble route 3 times, 4300' +/-gain.
The East Ridge is a Alpine 5.5 trad route. I have soloed this route, but it is bolted and most would want protection. I obviously recommend this route over the scramble. They parallel each other from about 7500' on and meet before the final narrow ridge to the true summit.
The backside of the scramble route offers a very lush meadow that kind of surprises you. Mountain sheep are plentiful. There is a summit register. Last time up we spotted small cat (Lynx or Bobcat) tracks just west of the summit.