Ascent of Mummy Mountain on 2018-08-25

Climber: William Chen

Others in Party:Peter Doggett
Ignacia Doggett
Amy Huang -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Date:Saturday, August 25, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mummy Mountain
    Elevation:11529 ft / 3514 m

Ascent Trip Report

Terrain: Class 1-2.9
Exposure: Very limited, some slipperiness, chute before summit may be a concern to some people (Scariness: 2/10)
Driving: 2WD low-clearance to TH
Difficulty: 5/10
Scenery: 6/10
Overall quality: 6/10

This hike is straightforward, following the trail up Trail Canyon to the junction with the North Loop Trail. We followed the trail northwest from here for about 1.5 miles to the base of a big scree slope, where we turned off towards Mummy Mountain. There is a fairly easily followable use trail from here to the base of a very steep chute, presumably some kind of seasonal waterfall. We climbed this waterfall, which has good footing and massive holds; I would rate it class 2+ (or "2.9"). There is still a large potential for slipping and falling, or knocking down a rock or two - so be careful. Once above the chute, the use trail continues a very short distance to a broad plateau. Here, the use trail disappears, but the way up to the summit is obvious.

We took some long breaks, and generally moved at a relaxed pace. It wouldn't be hard to save some time if you want.

After descending the use trail to Mummy, we took a lunch break at the base of the scree slope. Then we continued on to Charleston Peak; please see that report for more details.

Ascent Times:

Car (7,740 ft) - 6:30
Wilderness Boundary - 6:45
North Loop Trail Jct - 7:30
Scree Slope Turnoff to Mummy (10,340 ft) - 9:00
Base of Chute - 10:05
Summit (11,529 ft) - 10:20

Descent Times:

Summit - 10:45
Base of Chute - 11:00
Scree Slope Turnoff to Mummy - 11:55

Continuing to Charleston Peak:

Scree Slope Turnoff to Mummy - 12:25
Devils Thumb - 14:15
Base of Switchbacks - 14:50
Summit (11,916 ft) - 15:30

Descent from Charleston Peak:

Summit - 15:55
Base of Switchbacks - 16:20
Devils Thumb - 16:50
Scree Slope Turnoff to Mummy - 18:50
North Loop Trail Jct - 19:25
Wilderness Boundary - 20:20
Car - 20:30
Summary Total Data
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble
Ascent Part of Trip: Mummy & Charleston (8/18)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Mummy Mountain2018-08-25 a 
2Charleston Peak2018-08-25 b 
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by William Chen
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