Ascent of V 9 on 2020-08-18
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Tuesday, August 18, 2020|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||13240 ft / 4035 m|
Ascent Trip ReportThe C3 ridge route from Hope Pass seems to be standard for V 9... it's loose and often exposed but quick. Although it is not an awesome ridge it is still probably the best route for V 9.
I descended the saddle between V 9 and a nearby ridge bump I deemed worthy enough to boop. It was exactly as unpleasant as I had expected it to be, especially during this super dry time. I tried scree skiing down - the terrain here is a weird mix of soft sand, hardpacked dirt, & loose red rock. I had to move slowly for this route, both for looseness and also I was carrying a machete sized knife that was slightly longer than my running pack, because i am a crazy person ... just kidding I'm not THAT kind of crazy. It was actually for a futile last attempt to retrieve my lost phone below V 9. I thought this knife might potentially be long & skinny enough to work. No dice - it still wasn't long enough (that's what she said).
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||2582 ft / 786 m|
| Gain on way in:||2582 ft / 786 m|
| Distance:||7.1 mi / 11.4 km|
| Start Trailhead:||10658 ft / 3248 m|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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Peaks: climbed and unclimbed by Whiley Hall
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