Ascent of South Tent Mountain on 2015-09-02

Climber: Darren Knezek

Date:Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:South Tent Mountain
    Elevation:11285 ft / 3439 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was my fifth peak of the day in this area. Parked at the foot of North Tent mountain and climbed that one first. I parked near the summit of the road where it begins to drop down to the north and the south. a quarter of a mile further is Road 0054. On topo maps I parked near the X of 10,522. I walked up the west face of N Tent always moving to the left almost the entire way up. There is a drop off a few yards to the climbers left almost the entire way. Wearing pants was nice a few times on this section of the ascent. In 30 minutes I was standing on top of NTM. Hung out for about ten minutes and signed a wet register in a small camera roll just to the right of the summit hidden underneath a flat rock. Bring a pen, or better yet bring a register and a notebook for future parties. I hiked south over the next north summit and then down 300 feet to the saddle at 10,900. From there to the top of South Tent Mountain the trail was nice and got better and better. It took 30 minutes to get from NTM to the summit of STM. Signed the register (it was in a glass jar that was cracked and leaking), I put a new summit register on top. Took pictures of all 3 benchmarks on top. I walked straight down from the summit to Road 0054. Big mistake loads of bush whacking. In retrospect I would go back down to the saddle and then to the road.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1290 ft / 392 m
    Elevation Loss:1290 ft / 392 m
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:1148 ft / 349 m
    Extra Loss:385 ft / 117 m
    Route:North Tent-saddle-South Tent
    Trailhead:10522 ft / 3207 m
    Time Up:1 Hours 10 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:905 ft / 275 m
    Extra Gain:142 ft / 43 m
    Route:West face of STM
    Trailhead:10522 ft / 3207 m
    Time Down:45 Minutes

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