Ascent of Mount Phillips on 2004-08-05

Climber: David Dawson

Date:Thursday, August 5, 2004
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Phillips
    Location:USA-New Mexico
    Elevation:11741 ft / 3578 m

Ascent Trip Report

The climb started at the Clear Creek Camp, then ascended steeply upward toward Mt. Phillips. There were not many switchbacks and as the trees thinned, so did the air, and the ascent became more difficult. The trail stayed below the treeline until a hundred feet from the summit. One of my climbing partners "bonked," or ran out of energy on the way up and almost went into shock once we reached the summit and he took his pack off. We fed him gatorade and pilot biscuits.

From the summit, many surrounding peaks could be seen including Touch Me Not Peak and Baldy Mountain to the north.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1491 ft / 454 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.5 mi / 5.6 km
    Route:west side
    Trailhead:Clear Creek Camp  10250 ft / 3124 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Time:0 Days 3 Hours 0 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:0 Days 1 Hours 0 Minutes

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