Post by Peter Bakwin on Nov 11, 2009 20:48:28 GMT -5
Sean O'Rourke set the FKT car-to-car, 20h45m, July 25, 2016. Previously, Leor Pantilat & Colin Abercrombie went from Big Beaver Camp to the summit and back in, ~25h, August 5, 2008.
Located near the southern end of the Northern Pickets, Mt. Fury (8280') is wild, rugged and remote. In fact, this is one of Washington's most remote climbs and while the technical pitches are few, the overall length of your climbing days (both in time and miles) are so great that even the fittest climbers will get the "expedition" feeling by day three. If you are in excellent shape, experienced and not afraid of being days away from rescue, Fury (with a side trip up Luna) is the trip of a lifetime. Fury is a wonderful mixture of hiking, bushwhacking, scrambling, camping, rock pitches (Class III, like the Freundenhorn in the Berner Oberland) and steep glacier climbing. -- from www.summitpost.org.
Pantilat's trip report with many pictures and detailed splits is here. They took 10h48m52s to reach the summit, approximately 25h round-trip from Big Beaver camp.
On July 25, 2016, Sean O'Rourke beat Pantilat & Abercrombie's time by over 4 hours though he started at the trailhead - a longer route (Pantilat & Abercrombie had take a boat to Big Beaver Camp the day before). O'Rourke reports below on his tripj, with was 20h45m car-to-car.
On July 25, 2016, I did (East) Fury from my car at the Ross Dam trailhead in 11h35 up and 20h45 car-to-car. My split from the trailhead to Big Beaver camp was about 1h20, so I took about 10h15 for Leor's portion of the ascent. As usual, the crux was the miserable approach up Access Creek, made worse by starting it in the dark this time.
Trailhead: 12:08 AM
Big Beaver camp: ~1:30
Leave Big Beaver trail: ~3:50
Access-MacMillan col: 8:59
Luna Col: 9:37
Summit Arrive: 11:43
Trailhead: 8:53 PM
Here's a photo of Fury from the east: And the rest of the northern Pickets from the summit: