Ascent of V 9 on 2020-08-18

Climber: Whiley Hall

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:V 9
    Elevation:13240 ft / 4035 m

Ascent Trip Report

The 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
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2582 ft / 786 m
    Distance:7.1 mi / 11.4 km
    Start Trailhead:10658 ft / 3248 m
Descent Statistics
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Whiley Hall
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