Ascent of Red Mountain on 2011-09-09

Climber: Chad Straub

Others in Party:Al-Rashid
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, September 9, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Red Mountain
    Elevation:5890 ft / 1795 m

Ascent Trip Report

From Kendall Peak, after scouting a possible traversing route from the catwalk across the south face of Red, we decided on heading back down the PCT to Commonwealth Basin and up towards Red Pass to stay under canopy and in known territory. A good choice on a sunny, 85 degree day as the exposed scramble to Red Mountain summit was almost too much to handle.

WARNING - The scramble to summit is a very steep Class 3, and there are extremely loose rocks on every possible route. The trail is the safest way, but is easy to loose. I recommend leaving the dogs behind for this one.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1890 ft / 576 m
    Elevation Loss:2890 ft / 881 m
    Distance:6.7 mi / 10.8 km
    Grade/Class:Class 3
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Exposed Scramble
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:1890 ft / 576 m
    Distance:2.6 mi / 4.2 km
    Trailhead:Commonwealth Basin Trail / PCT Junction  4000 ft / 1219 m
    Time Up:1 Hours 15 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:2890 ft / 881 m
    Distance:4.1 mi / 6.6 km
    Route:Commonwealth Basin Trail
    Trailhead:PCT North Snoqualmie TH  3000 ft / 914 m
    Time Down:1 Hours 30 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Kendall Peak to Red Mountain

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Kendall Peak2011-09-09
2Red Mountain2011-09-09

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