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Ascent of Silver Peak on 2014-12-14

Climber: Evan Battaglia

Date:Sunday, December 14, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Silver Peak
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:5605 ft / 1708 m

Ascent Trip Report

Drove up the road to the PCT, thanks to my chains which greatly extended the utility of the 2WD passenger car. Still, extra clearance would be nice for parts with deep wheel ruts in the snow. Snow on the road was icy and firm on the way up, perfect for chains. I originally parked my car 2 or 3 miles before the TH when I saw an SUV parked. Started walking, then realized I left my phone (which is also my camera) in the car, and realized that the road didn't get any worse. Went back and drove up all the way ... turns out the road got better and I had already passed the worst part!

TH ~11:30
Silver 13:15-13:30
South Silver 14:00
Abiel 14:30-14:40
TH 16:10
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1765 ft / 538 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Crampons
    Weather:Cold, Very Windy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:1765 ft / 538 m
    Route:Summer route (PCT)
    Trailhead:3840 ft / 1170 m
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: 20141214-silverabiel (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDate
1Silver Peak2014-12-14
2South Silver Peak2014-12-14
3Abiel Peak2014-12-14



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