Mt. Constance - South Fork Tunnel Creek

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This is the South Fork Tunnel Creek approach to Mt. Constance in the Olympics. We chose it because of the fire damage on the more traditional approach by Lake Constance. It's a nice trail approach most of the way, followed by a moderate bushwhack for a mile to make the meadows below the Nun and the Destroyer (auspicious names). The only downside is the 600 foot descent after crossing Cunningham Pass. But overall it's a beautiful route and approach, and nice camp in a snowy valley.
- Glenn Widener
This is the South Fork Tunnel Creek approach to Mt. Constance in the Olympics. We chose it because of the fire damage on the more traditional approach by Lake Constance. It's a nice trail approach most of the way, followed by a moderate bushwhack for a mile to make the meadows below the Nun and the Destroyer (auspicious names). The only downside is the 600 foot descent after crossing Cunningham Pass. But overall it's a beautiful route and approach, and nice camp in a snowy valley.
- Glenn Widener

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  1. Chopcecrearia Chopcecrearia
    Tue, Dec 10 2013
  2. Chopcecrearia Chopcecrearia
    Mon, Dec 02 2013
  3. Glenn Widener
    Sat, Sep 17 2011
    Got closer this time - the climb gets fun after...
    Got closer this time - the climb gets fun after crossing the notch. Fingertip traverse is easy but fun and exposed.
  4. Glenn Widener
    Sat, Jul 10 2010
    Our first attempt revealed just how challenging...
    Our first attempt revealed just how challenging routefinding is on this route. Plus the guidebook greatly underestimating the elevation loss crossing over Cunningham Pass. Never even made it to the traverse!

    http://glenn.widener.us/climbs/2010/constance_690
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