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Rock Climbing Photos : Alpine : Hurdygurdy Mountain from the Eagle River Overlook; Alaska

Hurdygurdy Mountain from the Eagle River Overlook; Alaska

Hurdygurdy Mountain from the Eagle River Overlook; Alaska

Hurdygurdy mountain, in the Chugach Mountains of Alaska, is a sprawling convergence of three or four somewhat distinct peaks, as can be seen in this photo. We'd planned on climbing it via the closest ridge in the photo, but this route looked pretty sketchy once we got onto it, and hopes of climbing up the steep scree field to its left were quickly abandoned. This photo shows my brother Brett on one of the small summits of Eagle River Overlook, a gently-sloped adjacent peak that we decided to climb as a sort of consolation prize. The true summit of Hurdygurdy (the leftmost of the three most prominent peaks) can be climbed easily from the back up a wide gulley, somewhat between Hurdygurdy and Eagle Peak, but I haven't tried it and it'll have to wait till next summer.

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