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Ascent of Round Mountain on 2017-01-27

Climber: Randy Furnas

Others in Party:Steve Fox
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, January 27, 2017
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Peak:Round Mountain
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:4800 ft / 1463 m

Ascent Trip Report

Scramble with Steve Fox. We parked at the closed bridge and walked about 1/4 mile up the forest road and started scramble up new growth forest. No snow at this elevation, was steep but no bushwhacking. Soon we were on snow, but did not need snowshoes. We continued up with increased snow. We reached the ridge and continue towards Round Mountain. We carried snowshoes, but did not use them. We did need pull out ice axes to descend down the ridge and then ascend again up towards the summit. We were stopped at the rocks due to ice and snow conditions with a very steep run out.
It was a beautiful day with great views and a good workout. I would like to attempt the summit again.
Summary Total Data
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Ski Poles
    Weather:Cold, Calm, Clear



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