Ascent of East Northgate Peak on 2020-04-01

Climber: Tom Gathright

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:East Northgate Peak
    Elevation:7159 ft / 2182 m

Ascent Trip Report

Not the best hiking day for me, but at least I got out. I don't know enough about peaks in Zion so this was just one of those hikes where I figured I'd see what's there. What I learned was there is a lot more snow in Zion than I expected, this made reaching the summit of West Northgate Peak too risky. However, East Northgate was doable, so I made a quick summit to East Northgate.

I left the Garmin on pause for a bit of my scouting around West Northgate Peak, but after going about 200 feet up it was just to much risk with snow and ice. That's the straight line between the east and west peaks. I did give it a half hearted attempt, but ultimately it wasn't something I felt I needed to push that hard.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2451 ft / 747 m
    Round-Trip Distance:6 mi / 9.7 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack, Scramble
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2451 ft / 747 m
    Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km
    Route:North side
    Start Trailhead:Wildcat TH  4708 ft / 1434 m
    Time:1 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km
    Time:1 Hours 
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Tom Gathright
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