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Ascent of Split Mountain on 2012-08-21

Climber: Dean Molen

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Split Mountain
    Location:USA-Utah
    Elevation:7640 ft / 2328 m

Ascent Trip Report

I started at dawn and armed with Eric Willhites trip report (copy and paste)
http://www.willhiteweb.com/utah_climbing/split_mountain/dinosaur_national_monument_110.htm
Thanks to Eric for sharing his information, it really helped. Be sure to study his map and pictures, they were big help to me prior to .

Anyway, it is worth using Eric's report and doing your map work and carry plenty of water in summer / late summer as I still went through 4 quarts and a lot of salt tablets. I saw no one else on the mountain and no recent footprints. I had cell coverage but during the hike I gained more than 3000 feet and took 4.5 hours to get to the summit, slow even for me but I took a lot of breaks after it started heating up. Also see the summitpost page for Split mountain by Scott Patterson.

I camped at the Green River campground nearby and would recommend using it and getting an early start to beat the heat.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles



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