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Ascent of Mount Defiance on 2020-08-23

Climber: Nicholas de Steiguer

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Sunday, August 23, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Defiance
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:5584 ft / 1702 m

Ascent Trip Report

Putrid up - very steep, shaded, uninteresting first half. Amazing exposed ridge climb second half, class 2. Summit - worth it, freeway noise. Traverse to Web - class 2 no/boot path, exposed but low risk if dry. Traverse to Defiance - couple class 2 slope traverses, low risk if dry/windless. Defiance - Views but nothing of note. Down to Mason lake - crowded but old pleasant forest. Descent via 'Old Fisherman's' trail (sic) - Water, first and last quarter very steep, middle half very quiet most forest.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:246 ft / 74 m
    Total Elevation Loss:3392 ft / 1033 m
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:246 ft / 74 m
    Route:Putrid Pete's
    Start Trailhead:5338 ft / 1627 m
    Time:1 Hours 59 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:3392 ft / 1033 m
    Route:Mason Lake to Mason Creek
    End Trailhead:2192 ft / 668 m
    Time:2 Hours 38 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Putrid-Defiance Trav (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Putrid Petes Peak2020-08-232963 ft / 903 m
2Web Mountain2020-08-2399 ft / 30 m
3Mount Defiance2020-08-23246 ft / 75 m
Total Trip Gain: 3308 ft / 1008 m    Total Trip Loss: 3392 ft / 1034 m



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