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Ascent of Chapman Peak on 2019-08-04

Climber: Alex Lennon

Date:Sunday, August 4, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Chapman Peak
    Location:USA-Montana
    Elevation:9406 ft / 2866 m

Ascent Trip Report

After our amazing Kintla climb (see Duncan’s trip report), we spent the night at the trail crew spike camp, and celebrated with our friends who were on hitch there. The next morning we moved our camp up to Boulder Pass, one of the park’s most coveted backcountry campsites. Once camp was set up Conor and I set off over the pass and on one of the most scenic sections of trail I’ve ever hiked- the so-called ‘hole in the wall’. We then climbed Chapman via the steep but straightforward gully on the south face. The views of Cleveland, Kintla, Guardhouse and especially Waterton were amazing. Another great peak and a long approach so I’m glad to have found the energy to get up here. The whole trip was 60 miles and 13k ft gain over 4 days. Best Glacier trip yet!
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4006 ft / 1220 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1900 ft / 578 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3056 ft / 931 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 2106 ft / 641 m; Extra: 950 ft / 289m
    Loss on way in:950 ft / 289 m
    Start Trailhead:7300 ft / 2225 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:950 ft / 289 m
    Gain on way out:950 ft / 289 m



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