Ascent of Red Mountain on 2014-05-31
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
|Date:||Saturday, May 31, 2014|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Elevation:||5890 ft / 1795 m|
Ascent Trip ReportPCT to Commonwealth basin. Some lingering snow at the trailhead, and a lot of snow across the scree slope. Once into Commonwealth basin after the trail junction, there was quite a bit of snow. Route finding was a little tricky since I'd not done the trail before and because of various stream crossings.
Ascended moderately steep ridge to gain a flat spot (this is where the lake is) and then angled right up the snow towards the summit. Some mixed scramble over mostly steep snow and some rock to summit. Wonderful views.
Descended back down steep snow with ice axe. Plunge steps caused large train of snow to accrete into a wet slide that went most of the way down the slope.
|Summary Total Data|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Snow Climb|
| Gear Used:||Ice Axe|
| Weather:||Calm, Partly Cloudy|
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