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Ascent of Townsend Mountain on 2019-05-19

Climber: Rio H

Date:Sunday, May 19, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Townsend Mountain
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:5936 ft / 1809 m

Ascent Trip Report

Mostly snow free which made it a hard scramble. Tried going up the winter route from Eagle lake which proved to be a costly mistake as it took over 1.5 hrs to gain 500 ft through thick slide alder.

Going down the slide alder also was time consuming but that was because a lot of other members on the climb were not used to descending through snow or bush. There was a ridge running directly south west of the summit that looked like a straightforward shot to the summit.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3865 ft / 1178 m
    Round-Trip Distance:11 mi / 17.7 km
    Trailhead:2071 ft / 631 m
    Grade/Class:Class 2
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe
    Weather:Drizzle, Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Time:6 Hours 30 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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