Ascent of Canyon Creek Peak on 2009-05-26

Climber: Edward Earl

Date:Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Canyon Creek Peak
    Elevation:5560 ft / 1694 m

Ascent Trip Report

On US-16 about 3½ miles E of Tensleep, I headed SE on WY-436. 2.5 miles down this road is a gravel road on the R, identified by a yellow sign as state trust land. WY-436 runs mostly NW-SE at this point. I parked here.

I crossed a fence on the NE side of the highway, dipped across a gully, and soon gained the flat, sloping W face of the peak. Scattered evergreens and occasional rocks pose no impediment to travel. After about half an hour I reached the summit area. The topo shows no fewer than 4 possible 5560+ contour areas, but the largest (which is the 2nd most eastern) is definitely the highest ground. The 2 western areas are naturally crossed on the way to it. Be sure to keep going E until the ground drops away on three sides. You will need to do a slight amount of class 2 scrambling when descending the E side of the 2nd most western area. The SE area, which is very tiny, is a rock outcrop that is definitely lower and need not be visited.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:550 ft / 166 m
    Extra Gain:25 ft / 7 m
    Distance:2.4 mi / 3.9 km
    Route:W face
    Trailhead:WY-436  5060 ft / 1542 m
    Route Conditions:
Open Country
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:40 Minutes

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