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Ascent of Elk Mountain on 2012-03-07

Climber: Dennis Poulin

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Elk Mountain
    Location:USA-Oklahoma
    Elevation:2270 ft / 691 m

Ascent Trip Report

I hiked up the rocky trail from the picnic area on the north side and then cross country to the high point designated on the topo. Once there, you can see a large boulder about .25 mile to the south west that looks at least as high as the high point. I hiked over there to see if I could get on top of the boulder. Getting over to the boulder requires some scrambling and route finding, but I finally got there. There is no way I could climb the boulder without a rope. It is about 30 feet of smooth granite. I looked around on all sides and could see no way to climb up. Even if I had the skill to climb up, I would need a rope to get back down. I wonder if anyone has used a level to determine if the boulder is higher than the point designated.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:800 ft / 243 m
    Distance:4.1 mi / 6.6 km
    Route:Elk Mtn Trail
    Trailhead:1470 ft / 448 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Dennis Poulin
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