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Ascent of Sunset Peak on 2018-07-11

Climber: Paul Lind

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Sunset Peak
    Location:USA-Idaho
    Elevation:10693 ft / 3259 m

Ascent Trip Report

Ran the last 3 miles up Elbow Canyon on the Jeep Road, then took the hard right, tight drainage/chute to the north at the ~8500' elevation. It walls out but there is a sneak that the sheep use to the left side high. Went to the 10,441 high point and the ridged it over to Sunrise Peak. The small cairn is actually the high point (double peak there). The traverse over to Sunset Peak (10,693) is not trivial. It's fun but involves exposure and some Class 4 down climbing. One could skirt it by dropping 400' to the shale/scree and catching a sheep trail around, but it was a good challenge to stay on the ridge traverse.

After Sunset Peak, came down from the summit into the drainage that might be called "North Fork" of Elbow Canyon. It tied to a jeep trail that came back out right above where I parked the truck. Overall loop was about 12 miles.
Summary Total Data
    Grade/Class:3-4
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Bluebird Day
Ascent Part of Trip: Sunrise Sunset Peaks

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDate
1Sunrise Peak2018-07-11
2Sunset Peak2018-07-11
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Paul Lind
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