Ascent of Chokecherry Mountain on 2010-11-13

Climber: Eric Kassan

Others in Party:Ed Forkos
Jeff Casey
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, November 13, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Chokecherry Mountain
    Elevation:8035 ft / 2449 m

Ascent Trip Report

Our route came in through Canyon Spring which one can reach via a 4x4 road (it goes via Red Rock Spring) from a great dirt road that heads southwest off US 93 almost due north of Chokecherry Mountain. While the dirt road, when on it, is fairly easy to follow, there was another road, about 100 yards north of the correct road, which was not on the topo map - be sure not to take that one. Also, when returning, the road splits at one point into two nearly equally worn roads - the correct one is the one on the left.

Once on foot, there are many ways up (none looked bad), but the easiest is probably to ascend a ridge as it rises off the west side of the main canyon. That ridge can be followed mostly south, right up the north ridge of the mountain to the summit.

When we went, there was some snow on the ground, which did get as deep as 6-8" in places, making the ground more slick that it normally would have been. Dry, I would guess the terrain to be mostly class 1 with some class 2 spots.

Unfortunately the summit is well covered with trees, but exploration around the summit showed some openings with nice views.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1915 ft / 583 m
    Extra Gain:100 ft / 30 m
    Round-Trip Distance:4 mi / 6.4 km
    Route:North ridge
    Trailhead:Road to Canyon Spring  6320 ft / 1926 m
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Bushwhack, Snow on Ground, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Eric Kassan
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