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Ascent of Rock Creek Butte on 2019-08-14

Climber: Joe Whittington

Others in Party:Kathleen Welland
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Rock Creek Butte
    Location:USA-Oregon
    Elevation:9106 ft / 2775 m

Ascent Trip Report

Ascended from Elkhorn Traverse Trail enroute from Summit Lake to Twin Lakes. Worked our way up on open slopes, loose rocks, and trees. Couple of Ammo cans with register on summit. Nice bound book for current inscriptions.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:700 ft / 213 m
    Route:SE Ridge
    Trailhead:Elkhorn Traverse Trail  8406 ft / 2562 m
    Grade/Class:1
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Sunny
Ascent Statistics
    Time:45 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:35 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: 2019 Elkhorn Traverse (3 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Dutch Flat Saddle South2019-08-12725 ft / 221 m
2Mount Ruth2019-08-13600 ft / 183 m
3Columbia Hill2019-08-14517 ft / 158 m
4Rock Creek Butte2019-08-14700 ft / 213 m
5Elkhorn Peak2019-08-15930 ft / 283 m
Total Trip Gain: 3472 ft / 1058 m    Total Trip Loss: 3472 ft / 1058 m



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