Ascent of First Burroughs Mountain on 2018-08-26

Climber: Paul Kallmann

Date:Sunday, August 26, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:First Burroughs Mountain
    Elevation:7160 ft / 2182 m

Ascent Trip Report

Four peaks attained today. Olympia Mountaineers group of 8. Left Sunrise at 9am. Obtained 1st Burroughs at 1 hour. Continued on to 2nd Burroughs and then 3rd Burroughs. Low visibility for most of the morning but no rain. When we got to 3rd Burroughs, enough of the fog and clouds had lifted for us to have up front views of the Winthrop Glacier. After a lunch break, we descended down towards the saddle between 2nd and 3rd Burroughs but before the saddle, we traversed in a general NNE heading of about 30 degrees so we could do the Burroughs/Skyscraper traverse. We had to scramble down to 6,500 feet just eat of the Granite Creek headwaters. Careful to avoid elk and bear poop, we continued towards the Wonderland catching it at the final switchback at 6,600 ft. We headed up to the intersection with the Skyscraper Mountain boot path. We then headed up to Skyscraper, took a break, and then followed the Wonderland back out to Frozen Lake and back to Sunrise. Stats were 11.2 miles/2,800 feet gain. Back to the cars at 5pm.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:760 ft / 231 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Low Clouds
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:760 ft / 231 m
    Distance:2.3 mi / 3.7 km
    Route:via Frozen Lake
    Start Trailhead:6400 ft / 1950 m
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Burroughs/Skyscraper

Complete Trip Sequence:
1First Burroughs Mountain2018-08-26760 ft / 232 m
2Second Burroughs Mountain2018-08-26242 ft / 74 m
3Burroughs Mountain2018-08-26426 ft / 130 m
4Skyscraper Mountain2018-08-26850 ft / 259 m
Total Trip Gain: 2278 ft / 695 m    Total Trip Loss: 2278 ft / 694 m

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