Sugarloaf Mountain (The Sphinx)


 

Trip Details
Mountain Range: 
Mountain Subrange: 
Attained Summit?: 
Yes
Trip Date: 
Saturday, September 16, 2017
Summit Elevation (m): 
2,500
Summit Elevation (ft): 
8,202
Elevation Gain (m): 
2000
Round Trip Time: 
10.00
Total Distance (km): 
30.00
Quick 'n Easy Rating: 
Class 2 : you fall, you sprain your wrist
Difficulty Notes: 

The difficult here is having the energy to go up this minor summit as part of a 38km, 2500m day with the Pharaoh Peaks!

Map

Trip Report

After completing the long approach trek up Healy Pass and then Whistling Pass and the subsequent ascent of Lesser Pharaoh Peak (don't forget about "Tiny" Pharaoh), Phil and I grunted our way back up Whistling Pass and set our now-tiring bodies towards Scarab Lake and the diminutive and unofficial Sugarloaf Mountain. I haven't been able to find out where "Sugarloaf" comes from, but it's on enough references to be official enough for me to bag and claim it.  We noticed quite a few people on the main Pharaoh Peak above us as we passed under it on our way back to the Scarab Lake turnoff.

 


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