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Ascent of China Cap on 2019-08-23

Climber: Joe Whittington

Others in Party:Krista Lawrence
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, August 23, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:China Cap
    Location:USA-Oregon
    Elevation:8656 ft / 2638 m

Ascent Trip Report

We started our trip by leaving the Subaru at Main Eagle and driving t o Buck Creek Trailhead. We backpacked to the the China Ridge intersection, dropped our packs and ascended the west ridge. There is a short section of rock scrambling enroute to the more open summit area. There is a register at the summit. By the time we made it to Burger Pass it was dark and we set-up camp in Burger Meadows by headlight. It was quite a surprise to see the extent of the meadow the next morning and to see that we had, mostly by chance, located a nice site near a spring.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3156 ft / 961 m
    Round-Trip Distance:10 mi / 16.1 km
    Route:West Ridge
    Trailhead:Buck Creek  5500 ft / 1676 m
    Grade/Class:3
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Tent Camp
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Sunny
Ascent Statistics
    Time:2 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 
Ascent Part of Trip: 2019 Wallowa Peakbagger (5 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1China Cap2019-08-233156 ft / 962 m
2Granite Butte2019-08-241079 ft / 329 m
3Echo Lake Northwest Peak2019-08-25734 ft / 224 m
4Traverse Lake East Peak2019-08-261230 ft / 375 m
5Arrow Lake Peak2019-08-28650 ft / 198 m
Total Trip Gain: 6849 ft / 2088 m    Total Trip Loss: 6849 ft / 2088 m



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