October 2, 2010: Lemei Rock (Indian Heaven Wilderness, Washington)

I started at Cultus Creek Campground on the Indian Heaven Trail, passed Cultus Lake, turned left on the Lemei Trail, then climbed to the top of Lemei Rock via the northwest ridge. The ridge ascent started as a faint trail, became an easy bushwhack, and then turned into a very steep and partly overgrown trail that had more hoofprints than bootprints on it. I descended via the gully/chute on the eastern face, which looks ridiculously steep but is actually pretty manageable. Just make sure no one's below you while you're climbing down, because there are a lot of loose rocks.

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