Ascent of Mount Harrington on 2020-08-08

Climber: Powen Ru

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, August 8, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Harrington
    Elevation:11009 ft / 3355 m

Ascent Trip Report

- Comb Creek and Lewis Creek dry crossing.
- bushwhacking on the early section of unmaintained Grizzly Lake Trail; then I found a series of cairns built by earlier climbers. I added a rock to each of then. I also added some new ones.
- last reliable water: Grizzly Creek East Fork.
- left the trail, going for ridge, engineering my way to the upstream of Grizzly Lake.
- Reaching the ridge proves to be the crux for me, attempted two chute ended up with class 4 or higher before locating the right one, nothing higher than class 3.
- using backdoor approach (class 2 variation in SummitPost), found a class 3 chute to get close to the summit, then all class 2.
- on descent, I found better boulder hopping path, but occasionally trapped by bushes.
- near Peak 8030, found a gully, then a dry marsh to get back to Frypan Meadow directly.
- Headlamp on at last mile.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:7813 ft / 2380 m
    Total Elevation Loss:7813 ft / 2380 m
    Round-Trip Distance:19.5 mi / 31.4 km
    Grade/Class:Class 2s3.1
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Stream Ford, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
Headlamp, Ski Poles
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:7220 ft / 2200 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 6466 ft / 1971 m; Extra: 754 ft / 229m
    Loss on way in:754 ft / 229 m
    Distance:10.5 mi / 16.9 km
    Route:N ridge
    Start Trailhead:Lewis Creek TH  4543 ft / 1384 m
    Time:10 Hours 10 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:7059 ft / 2151 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 6466 ft / 1971 m; Extra: 593 ft / 180m
    Gain on way out:593 ft / 180 m
    Distance:9 mi / 14.5 km
    Route:N ridge
    End Trailhead:Lewis Creek TH  4543 ft / 1384 m
    Time:4 Hours 30 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Powen Ru
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