FKT: Lisa Cabiles - McLellan Butte (WA) - 2020-10-23

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Female
Route variation
ascent only
Multi-sport
No
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Unsupported
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Total time
1h 58m 12s
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I trail ran/hiked this steady steep climb up to McLellan Butte .  The first 2 miles were a gradual climb and easily runnable.  Miles 3-5 became much steeper and covered with sleet and snow .  The terrain had a lot of roots and is quite rocky.  You cross 3 major waterfalls, and in the winter avalanches are common.  This time of year there was heavy snow from miles 3 to 5 (the summit) with 40 mph wind gusts.  The climbing became much slower at mile 4 when you have 1000+ ft vertical ascent in the 4th mile.  All in all it was a beautiful climb.