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Ascent of Ch-paa-qn Peak on 2013-07-25

Climber: Dean Molen

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Thursday, July 25, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Ch-paa-qn Peak
    Location:USA-Montana
    Elevation:7996 ft / 2437 m

Ascent Trip Report

Drove up as per Edward Earl's directions. My wife didn't like the road one bit as there were many sections with drop offs although not a problem with the light mid week traffic. When we reached the trailhead, one other vehicle was parked there but I never met the occupants of it on the trail. About 2 miles in, there was a nice rock cairn indicating where to leave the trail. I noted it was about 1/2 mile from the cairn to the summit and going up I hit much more rock/talus than I needed to as I found a way to avoid most of that on the way back. I should've gone more to the right. The final bit was a class 3 scramble on the way up and not much more than high class 2 on the way down. Found a battered bench mark and a geo cache on the summit along with a good sized rock shelter. Great views but I didn't stay long as I had to get my wife off the mountain and meet up with my brother and his wife in Big Fork.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Scramble



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