Ascent of Belknap Crater on 2020-08-10

Climber: Mark Smith

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Monday, August 10, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Belknap Crater
    Elevation:6872 ft / 2094 m

Ascent Trip Report

Overcome by eye-candy on my 5-day segment hike of the PCT, I dropped my pack and blitzed for the summit. At a trail junction a little below the right-shoulder saddle I took the switchback to the right. The summit affords fantastic views in all directions, including down into the crater which still sheltered snow in mid-August. If climbed at a moderate pace, this worthwhile diversion from the PCT can be cycled in about an hour from the obvious but unsigned trail junction immediately northwest of where the PCT crosses into the Little Belknap lava field.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail
Ascent Statistics
    Time:24 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:16 Minutes

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