Correction to Secor, Gray Peak

by Steve Eckert
Secor's description of Gray Peak talks about a 3rd class ridge, but that's not necessary from any direction. 50' below ridge, on the north side, it's good class 2. The entire SW face is also class 2, either frictioning up the slabs or picking through large loose talus, and there are many places to cross the ridge if you top out at the wrong spot.

The 7.5' topo seems to have a mistake, and Secor is silent about which end of the ridge is the true summit. Visually the west bump is higher, but the map shows an extra contour line and labels the east end. My altimeter showed the west bump to be 30' higher, and that's where the register is found.


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