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Ascent of Mount Ruth on 2020-09-18

Climber: George Burgess

Date:Friday, September 18, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Ruth
    Location:USA-Oregon
    Elevation:8600 ft / 2621 m

Ascent Trip Report

Maybe my favorite of the day's five peaks, this one included a long north ridge of delightful rock-hopping on solid granite boulders. Mount Ruth cuts a nice figure from the other peaks in the region, and affords good views in all directions. The carry-over on the southwest aspect of the peak was pretty straightforward, and definitely saved us time.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:850 ft / 258 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1050 ft / 319 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.5 mi / 4 km
    Quality:9 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Low Clouds
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:825 ft / 251 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 800 ft / 244 m; Extra: 25 ft / 7m
    Loss on way in:25 ft / 7 m
    Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Route:North Ridge
    Start Trailhead:Nip and Tuck Pass  7800 ft / 2377 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1025 ft / 312 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 1000 ft / 305 m; Extra: 25 ft / 7m
    Gain on way out:25 ft / 7 m
    Distance:1.5 mi / 2.4 km
    Route:Southwest Face
    End Trailhead:Base of Columbia Hill  7600 ft / 2316 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Elkhorn Crest (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Angell Peak2020-09-18 a1591 ft / 485 m
2Dutch Flat Saddle South2020-09-18 b725 ft / 221 m
3Mount Ruth2020-09-18 c850 ft / 259 m
4Columbia Hill2020-09-18 d517 ft / 158 m
5Peak 84282020-09-18 e1728 ft / 527 m
Total Trip Gain: 5411 ft / 1650 m    Total Trip Loss: 5416 ft / 1652 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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