Ascent of Mummys Nose on 2020-06-06

Climber: Jon Avery

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, June 6, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mummys Nose
    Elevation:10751 ft / 3276 m

Ascent Trip Report

Generally followed Bob Burd's route and the 52 Peak Club use trail.

Many ducks and cairns lined the route to the saddle between the Nose and the Forehead, so I had no trouble following the trail. There was a good amount of snow in the upper half of the wash.

I made a (failed) attempt at the Forehead from the saddle. I'd call it class 4+, but the exposure and difficulty were too much for me. I might return with better beta.

The chute from the saddle is SUPER FUN class 3. Highly recommend it. This is honestly my favorite hike in the Charleston area.

Bob Burd said in his trip report that he wouldn't recommend using his descent as an ascent. I agree. Except I wouldn't recommend it as a descent route, either. Extremely loose and steep. I fell multiple times where the scree abruptly turned to talus or snow.
Summary Total Data
    Grade/Class:Class 3
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble
Ascent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Jon Avery
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