Ascent of Ralston Peak on 2020-04-29

Climber: Aaron Kissel

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Ralston Peak
    Elevation:4559 ft / 1389 m

Ascent Trip Report

This peak is quite steep to ascend from any side, but sections of the Northwest ridge were so slippery it was borderline dangerous. Walking poles are a big help on the way down. The view from the summit is great for looking in any direction.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:886 ft / 270 m
    Total Elevation Loss:886 ft / 270 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.7 mi / 2.7 km
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:886 ft / 270 m
    Distance:0.7 mi / 1.1 km
    Route:Northwest Ridge
    Start Trailhead:3673 ft / 1119 m
    Time:25 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:886 ft / 270 m
    Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Route:West Ridge
    End Trailhead:3673 ft / 1119 m
    Time:25 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Aaron Kissel
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