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Ascent of Broken Top on 2018-10-13

Climber: Grant Schoepper

Date:Saturday, October 13, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Broken Top
    Location:USA-Oregon
    Elevation:9175 ft / 2796 m

Ascent Trip Report

Left at ~4:45 from the MMC with Shane (climb leader) and two other climbers. Got to Green Lakes Trail Head a little before 9 am and met up with the rest of the group. Hiked to Green Lakes and found a large enough camp area in the trees (for wind protection). Unpacked, set up camp and packed light bags for climb. Weather was good overall, depended a lot on what side of the ridge we were on. Most of the time on the north side of the ridge we were in the shade and the wind was strong coming up from below, felt quite cold. On the south side of the ridge it was the opposite, felt quite warm. Some scrambling before we got to the top area but mostly just loose rock we had to deal with.
Shane set up a fixed line for the rock portion. Rock climbing was easy overall, only about a 10’ section. Some rock was loose so had to watch holds. After protected section there was some scrambling and the catwalk which was a very exposed path. Then a short climb up to the summit. Descended on scree slope as soon as we could. Ended up getting dark prior to returning to camp. Filtered water, made dinner and headed for bed.

Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3864 ft / 1177 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2744 ft / 836 m
    Round-Trip Distance:8.2 mi / 13.2 km
    Grade/Class:Short section of low
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble, Exposed Scramble, Rock Climb
    Gear Used:
Rope, Ski Poles, Tent Camp
    Weather:Cool, Windy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3864 ft / 1177 m
    Distance:6.5 mi / 10.5 km
    Route:Northwest Ridge
    Start Trailhead:Green Lakes Trail Head  5311 ft / 1618 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2744 ft / 836 m
    Distance:1.6 mi / 2.7 km
    Route:Northwest Ridge
    End Trailhead:Green Lakes Camp Site  6431 ft / 1960 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Broken Top/South Sister 2018 (1 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Broken Top2018-10-133864 ft / 1178 m
2(Attempt) South Sister2018-10-142717 ft / 828 m
Total Trip Gain: 6581 ft / 2006 m    Total Trip Loss: 6579 ft / 2005 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Grant Schoepper
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